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Lisgardh was a fenland region at the Mouths of Sirion consisting of large areas where reeds and rushes grew Man-high.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Lisgardh is Sindarin, meaning "Land of Reeds",[1] from lisg ("reed") + gardh ("region").

[edit] Other versions of the legendarium

In The Fall of Gondolin, Lisgardh was called Arlisgion, also meaning "the place of reeds".[2] It is described as being located to the south of Dor Lómin but separated from it by the Mountains of Shadow. Tuor stayed there for a while before departing for the "yet more lovely" Land of Willows.


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin", p. 34
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "III. The Fall of Gondolin": "Notes and Commentary", Sec. 3 Miscellaneous Matters, (i) The geography of The Fall of Gondolin, p. 217