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Forlond

Forlond was a harbour that lay on the northern shore of the Gulf of Lhûn, in the Elvish land of Forlindon. It had an equivalent on the southern shore: the Harlond.

Forlond was located some two hundred miles to the northwest of the Grey Havens, at the mouth of the Gulf of Lhûn.[1]

When the ships of the Gondorian general Eärnur arrived in Lindon during the Angmar War, it is told that they filled the Forlond, Harlond and the Grey Havens.[2]

[edit] Etymology

According to Robert Foster, Forlond is a Sindarin name meaning "north-haven".[3]

The name used by Tolkien on an early map was Forlorn.[4]

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
  3. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, entry Forlond
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Treason of Isengard, "The First Map of The Lord of the Rings", "Maps I and IA", p. 301