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Calenhad was the penultimate beacon-hill of Gondor, being the sixth from east to west and located to south-east of Firienholt.
Calenhad is described as being a small, green, treeless hill which was slightly bigger and taller than Erelas. Calenhad was seldom lit and its lighting during the War of the Ring indicated great urgency.
On the night of 7 March T.A. 3019 Gandalf and Pippin, riding east on Shadowfax, saw the beacons being lit to call for aid from Rohan.
It is suggested in the Unfinished Tales that Calenhad probably means "green space" from calen "green" and sad (lenited to had) "place, spot". In "The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor" Tolkien suggested that the second element may be sâdh "sward, turf".
- Calenhad: A Beacon of Gondor, a MERP book
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 42, July 2001, pp. 19-20
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Minas Tirith"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, Index
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