Sea of Núrnen
The Sea of Núrnen also known as Lake Nurnen was an inland sea in Mordor.
In The Atlas of Middle-earth, Karen Wynn Fonstad assumed that the Sea of Rhûn and Sea of Núrnen were the remnants of the inland Sea of Helcar. The atlas was however published before The Peoples of Middle-earth, where it was revealed that the Sea of Rhûn existed already in the First Age, as an apparently different body of water than the Sea of Helcar.
- ↑ Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, entry "Nurnen"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]
- ↑ General Map of Middle-earth
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "Unfinished index for The Lord of the Rings", in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 457
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, Index
- ↑ 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. 87
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 457
- ↑ David Giraudeau, "Parma Eldalamberon 17: Sindarin Corpus (p. 45)", Lambenórë.free.fr (accessed 14 July 2011)
- ↑ "Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth", Tolkiendil.com (accessed 21 July 2011)