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Himlad

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[[File:|320x480px|thumb|center|"Celegorm in Himlad" by Marya Filatova]]
Region
Himlad
General Information
LocationEast Beleriand
TypeRegion
DescriptionCold land; a plain lying between the rivers Aros and Celon
People and History
InhabitantsNoldor, governed by Celegorm and Curufin
EventsDagor Bragollach

Himlad was a cold land in East Beleriand, a plain lying between the Rivers Aros and Celon, right below Himring; it communicated with Lothlann through the Pass of Aglon to the north.[1]

History

During the Siege of Angband it was held by Celegorm and Curufin, two of the Sons of Fëanor, who guarded the Pass of Aglon.[2] Their dwelling was located atop a low hill at the south eastern corner of the Pass.[3]

Etymology

The name comes from him "cool"[4] and lad "plain".[5]

Other versions of the legendarium

In the draft of the Of Maeglin chapter, the dwelling of Celegorm and Curufin was located at the south western corner of the Pass. However, Christopher Tolkien Believed that "this was a slip of the pen".[3]

Region of Himlad
Dorthonion Pass of Aglon, Ladros Himring, March of Maedhros, Lothlann
Ered Gorgoroth and Nan Dungortheb, Dor Dínen Little and Greater Gelion, Mount Rerir, Lake Helevorn
Doriath - Forest of Neldoreth, Forest of Region, Menegroth Nan Elmoth, Estolad Thargelion


References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Maeglin"
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: III. Maeglin", Note 3
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", him
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", lad