|"Nenuial (Lake Evendim)" by Šárka Škorpíková|
|Location||Central Eriador, in the Hills of Evendim west of Fornost Erain|
|Description||Large lake partly encircled by hills|
|Major towns||Annúminas stood on the shores of this lake|
|Events||Battle of Fornost|
|Gallery||Images of Lake Evendim|
Lake Evendim, or Nenuial ("Lake of Twilight") in Sindarin, was a lake in northern Eriador.
The lake was about 100 miles north of the Shire. It was approximately 50 miles from north to south and 20 miles east to west and was bounded on the west and south by the Emyn Uial (Hills of Evendim). The Baranduin or Brandywine River flowed out of the lake to the east.
History[edit | edit source]
It is said that after the War of Wrath, both Galadriel and Celeborn crossed into Eriador from Lindon with many Noldor in their following, together with Sindar and Green-elves; and for a while they dwelt in the country about Lake Nenuial. They departed for Eregion in S.A. 750.
In the Second Age, there were lesser men living about Lake Evendim, some of whom met with the Númenóreans when they first sailed back to Middle-earth.
After the Downfall of Númenor, Elendil established the capital of Arnor, Annúminas, on the southern shore of the lake in S.A. 3320.
In T.A. 1975, the Battle of Fornost was fought on the plain between Lake Evendim and the North Downs between the Host of the West and the forces of Angmar.
In Fo.A. 15 King Elessar rode from Minas Tirith to spend some time dwelling by the Lake.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Lake Evendim is a translation of Sindarin Nenuial, literally “Lake Twilight", from nen ("water", specifically lakes, pools, and lesser rivers) + uial ("twilight")
Portrayal in adaptations[edit | edit source]
2007-: The Lord of the Rings Online:
- While possible to swim across, swift travel across Lake Evendim (located in the region of Evendim) is provided by several boatkeepers.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Umboth Muilin, the Pools of Twilight
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, Index, Nenuial
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn", "Concerning Galadriel and Celeborn"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife", note 3
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "X. Of Dwarves and Men", "The Atani and their Languages"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "Later Events Concerning the Members of the Fellowship of the Ring"
- ↑ Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, pp. 327-8
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"
- ↑ "Lake Evendim" dated 6 August 2012, LOTRO-Wiki.com (accessed 29 March 2013)