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Haeren

Haeren was a location in the western part of Gondor, just below the White Mountains.

The location is not mentioned in The Lord of the Rings, and its nature is unknown. The name of the location only appears as a handwritten addition by Tolkien on the final version of the General Map of Middle-earth.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The meaning of the name is unknown, but the beginning hae- may contain the Sindarin adjective hae "very far away" (compare Haerast "Far Shore").[2]

References

  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, The Art of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, p. 203
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 25