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Wetwang

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

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

[edit] Etymology

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

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

[edit] See Also

[edit] 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