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"Braids" is a concept which has only appeared in an adaptation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
The Braids
General Information
DescriptionFloodplain region within the north east of the Thistledell
EventsHarfoot migration

The Braids was a wide floodplain in the Thistledell that merged two rivers flowing out of the Rhovanion Hills into a single river flowing eastwards into Rhûn and southwards towards the Southlands. The Braids was invented for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power by Amazon Studios.


In the late Second Age, the Braids was a floodplain that a certain Harfoot community passed through when migrating from one seasonal haven to the next, particularly from the Norfield Glen to the Grove.

During one such migration, the Brandyfoot family, Poppy Proudfellow, and The Stranger passed through the Braids while following in their haste after the main caravan of the Harfoot community which was far ahead of them.

Later, a group of three Mystics possibly passed through the Braids when they were stalking the Harfoot migration trail, seeking to find the Stranger.