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'''Wetwang''' was the name in [[Westron]] for the pathless fen beneath the [[Emyn Muil]] that the [[Elves]] called [[Nindalf]].<ref name="Farewell">{{FR|II8}}</ref> It lay to the south of [[Emyn Muil]] and east of the Great River [[Anduin]], fed by the great inland delta of the [[Entwash]]. The [[Dead Marshes]] lay further east and may have been an extension of Wetwang.<ref>{{RK|Map}}</ref>  On [[16 February]] {{TA|3019}}<ref>{{App|Great}}</ref> [[Celeborn]] warned the [[Fellowship of the Ring]] against becoming lost in the region, recommending instead that those heading to [[Minas Tirith]] leave the river above the Falls of [[Rauros]].<ref name="Farewell"/>
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'''Wetwang''' was the name in [[Westron]] for the pathless fen beneath the [[Emyn Muil]] that the [[Elves]] called [[Nindalf]].<ref name="Farewell">{{FR|II8}}</ref>  
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As the great inland delta of the [[Entwash]] fed Anduin from the west, and Anduin divided into many channels, the marshlands of Wetwang were formed to the east of the Great River, south of the [[Emyn Muil]]. The [[Dead Marshes]] lay further east and may have been an extension of Wetwang.<ref>{{RK|Map}}</ref>   
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On [[16 February]] {{TA|3019}}<ref>{{App|Great}}</ref> [[Celeborn]] warned the [[Fellowship of the Ring]] against becoming lost in the region, recommending instead that those heading to [[Minas Tirith]] leave the river above the Falls of [[Rauros]].<ref name="Farewell"/>
  
 
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Revision as of 22:00, 21 May 2016

Wetwang
Swamp
General Information
Other namesNindalf
LocationSouth of Emyn Muil, east of Anduin
TypeSwamp
DescriptionA large trackless fen
InhabitantsNone

Wetwang was the name in Westron for the pathless fen beneath the Emyn Muil that the Elves called Nindalf.[1]

As the great inland delta of the Entwash fed Anduin from the west, and Anduin divided into many channels, the marshlands of Wetwang were formed to the east of the Great River, south of the Emyn Muil. The Dead Marshes lay further east and may have been an extension of Wetwang.[2]

On 16 February T.A. 3019[3] Celeborn warned the Fellowship of the Ring against becoming lost in the region, recommending instead that those heading to Minas Tirith leave the river above the Falls of Rauros.[1]

Etymology

The archaic meaning of wang means "field, flat area".[4]

Wetwang is a real-life place-name in Yorkshire.[4]

See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Farewell to Lórien"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Map of Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"
  4. 4.0 4.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 779