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Núath

Woods of Núath
Physical Description
TypeForest
LocationBetween Rivers Nenning and Narog along the edge of the Ered Wethrin
InhabitantsNone

The Woods of Núath was a wooded area in the north of Beleriand.[note 1] It was bordered in the west by the hills lying north-west in West Beleriand south of the Ered Wethrin, and in the east by Eithel Ivrin, the source of Narog. The river Ginglith began in it.[1]

When Voronwë led Túor eastward to go to Gondolin they passed through the Woods of Núath. The journey was through bitter winds and took weeks to accomplish.[2]

Notes

  1. Because the woods do not appear in the published The Silmarillion, they were left off the map of Beleriand. The name does appear in the map provided in The Children of Húrin.

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin", note 14
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin"