Cûl Bîn was the southernmost of three peaks (the other two being Dol Tarlang and Cûl Veleg) located in the pass of Tarlang's Neck. The three mountains formed a spur on the southern side of the White Mountains.
According to legend, Cûl Bîn was in origin part of the load of rocks carried by the giant Tarlang.
The name Cûl Bîn is glossed as "Little Load", consisting of cûl ("load") and bîn ("little", from pîn).
Cùl Bin(neadh), in Scottish Gaelic, means "behind [a non-specific / group of] mountain(s)", the subject of which could of course be another mountain.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings, omitted entry quoted in Wayne G. Hammond, Christina Scull, The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, pp. 536-7
- ↑ "Mountains of Middle-earth: Dol Tarlang, Cûl Veleg & Cûl Bîn", The Thain's Book (accessed 19 February 2013)