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Orod-na-Thôn

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Orod-na-Thôn
Physical Description
TypeMountain
LocationDorthonion
InhabitantsEnts (Treebeard in winter)
General Information
Other namesPine-mountain, Mount of the Pine Tree(s)

Orod-na-Thôn ("Pine-mountain"[1] or "Mount of the Pine Tree(s)"[2]) was a mountain in Dorthonion.[1] It is mentioned by Treebeard in his song In The Willow-meads Of Tasarinan:

Ah! the wind and the whiteness and the black branches of Winter upon Orod-na-Thôn![3]

It has also been assumed that Orod-na-Thôn is a synonym for Dorthonion 'Land of Pines',[4] but Tolkien states clearly in his unfinished index of place-names occurring in The Lord of the Rings that it is a separate mountain in this region.

[edit] Etymology

Elements of the Sindarin name are:

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Unfinished index", in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 384.
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldamaberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), 2007, p. 147, entry √ANA/NĀ.
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Treebeard"
  4. See e.g. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, p. 92, entry Dorthonion; p. 307, entry Orod-na-Thôn.
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entry orod.
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldamaberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), 2007, p. 147, entry √ANA/NĀ, cf. entry √AN/NĀ; J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 374, entry NĀ1-.
  7. 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. 82; J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entry thôn.