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Sarn Athrad

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== Other versions of the legendarium==  
 
== Other versions of the legendarium==  
 
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In a late text dated to 1970, Tolkien write that the name ''Sarn Athrad'' must be changed to ''Harathrad'' 'Southern Ford', or ''Athrad Daer''<ref>{{NM|P3ix}}, p. 311</ref>.
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
 
==Portrayal in adaptations==

Revision as of 09:13, 10 October 2021

This article is about a ford in Beleriand. For the ford near the Shire, see Sarn Ford.

Sarn Athrad was the stony ford of the River Gelion across which the Dwarf-road from the Blue Mountains entered East Beleriand.[1]

It was here that the Battle of Sarn Athrad took place between the Elves and Dwarves of Nogrod.[2]

Etymology

Sarn Athrad means "Ford of Stones" or "stony ford" in Sindarin (sarn + athrad).[3][4][5]

Other versions of the legendarium

In a late text dated to 1970, Tolkien wrote that the name Sarn Athrad must be changed to Harathrad ("Southern Ford"), or Athrad Daer.[6]

Portrayal in adaptations

1982-97: Middle-earth Role Playing:

Sarn Athrad (S. "Stony Ford") is an abandoned ford on what remains of the Gelion in Forlindon. It was replaced by Edenathrad (S. "New ford") a little north, and a small village has been constructed nearby.[7]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of Men into the West"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Doriath"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"
  4. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 163
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 775
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Carl F. Hostetter (ed.), The Nature of Middle-earth, "Part Three. The World, its Lands, and its Inhabitants: IX. Elvish Journeys on Horseback", p. 311, footnote
  7. Jeff J. Erwin, Oliver Schick (1990s), Lindon (unpublished manuscripts), "Lindon Gazetteer: Geleidhien"