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Lisgardh was a fenland region at the Mouths of Sirion consisting of large areas where reeds and rushes grew Man-high.[1]


Lisgardh is Sindarin, meaning "Land of Reeds",[1] from lisg ("reed") + gardh ("region").

Other versions of the legendarium

In The Fall of Gondolin, Lisgardh was called Arlisgion in Gnomish, also meaning "the place of reeds".[2] It is described as being located to the south of Dor Lómin but separated from it by the Mountains of Shadow. Tuor stayed there for a while before departing for the "yet more lovely" Land of Willows.

Other variant of the Gnomish name was Garlisgion, and its Qenya cognate was Ardaliskea.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin", p. 34
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "III. The Fall of Gondolin": "Notes and Commentary", Sec. 3 Miscellaneous Matters, (i) The geography of The Fall of Gondolin, p. 217
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Alphabet of Rúmil & Early Noldorin Fragments", in Parma Eldalamberon XIII (edited by Carl F. Hostetter, Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, and Bill Welden), p. 102