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Moors of the Nibin-noeg

The Moors of the Nibin-noeg were high uplands that rose between the Vales of Sirion and the Narog, northeast of Nargothrond.[1] On the eastern side rose prominence of Amon Rûdh. The moor was covered in thickets of aeglos.[2]

The moorlands were associated with the Nibin-noeg because in ancient times they had been part of their lands. Nargothrond to the west had originally been delved by the Nibin-noeg,[3] as had the chambers at the top of Amon Rûdh, known by the Petty-dwarves as Sharbhund before the coming of the Elves.[4]

In the Second 'Silmarillion' Map the Moors were named Moors of the Neweglu.[5] The name Neweglu does not appear elsewhere, but it is close to the name Neweg, Neweglîn, one of the names of the Petty-dwarves found in the Narn papers.[6]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Narn i Hîn Húrin (The Tale of the Children of Húrin)", note 16
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "Of Mîm the Dwarf", p. 128
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "Of Mîm the Dwarf", p. 121
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "Of Mîm the Dwarf", p. 128
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beleriand its Realms (Chapter 11)", p. 182 [F 6-7], 187 (note 26).
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beleriand its Realms (Chapter 11)", p. 187 (note 26).