North-way

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The North-way was the name of a road in the Pelennor Fields in Gondor.

Course

The North-way ran from the gate of Minas Tirith to the north gate of the Rammas Echor where it joined the Great West Road.[1][2]

History

On 5 May, T.A. 3019 when Éomer and Éowyn[3] rode back from Minas Tirith with the Rohirrim and Elladan and Elrohir on the North-way, the road was lined with people who praised them from the gate of Minas Tirith to the Rammas Echor.[4] On the evening of Mid-year's day Elrond with his daugther Arwen and his sons Elladan and Elrohir and all the household from Rivendell and Galadriel and Celeborn with many folk from Lothlórien used the North-way to come to the gate of Minas Tirith for the wedding of Arwen with the recently crowned King Aragorn.[5][6]

Other versions of the legendarium

The North-way is called the North Road on an unnamed map of the surroundings of Minas Tirith that was drawn by J.R.R. Tolkien during the writing of The Lord of the Rings, which is electronically labelled MINAS TIRITH on the website of the Tolkien Estate[7]

References

  1. 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, entry North-way, p. 635
  2. 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, entry north gate, p. 559
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Chief Days from the Fall of Barad-dûr to the End of the Third Age", entry for the year 3019, May, 8., p. 1095
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Steward and the King", p. 969
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Steward and the King", p. 972
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Chief Days from the Fall of Barad-dûr to the End of the Third Age", entry for the year 3019, 1 Lithe, p. 1095
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Unnamed map of the surroundings of Minas Tirith", (accessed 21 June 2021)