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Dor Dínen

Dor Dínen
Region
Matěj Čadil - Dor Dinen.jpg
"Dor Dinen" by Matěj Čadil
General Information
LocationBetween the rivers Esgalduin and Aros, north of Doriath and south of Ered Gorgoroth
TypeRegion
Description"Where nothing dwelt"
GalleryImages of Dor Dínen

Dor Dínen was a small, roughly triangular region to the east of Nan Dungortheb that lay between the upper courses of the rivers Esgalduin and Aros. It was crossed by a road passing from the stone bridge of Iant Iaur on Esgalduin to the ford of the Arossiach on Aros. Its southern edge met the forests of Doriath, so that during the First Age it bordered on the magical Girdle of Melian that prevented entry into Thingol's woods.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Dor Dínen is Sindarin and comes from dor "land" and dínen "silent".[source?]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North"