Ephel Brandir

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Ephel Brandir
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"Ephel Brandir" by Alan Lee
General Information
LocationBrethil, Beleriand
People and History
InhabitantsMen of Brethil
DestroyedDuring the First Age
GalleryImages of Ephel Brandir

Ephel Brandir (also called the Ephel) was a settlement of woodmen in Brethil. It lay upon the hill of Amon Obel, in the forest of Brethil, and is where Túrin was taken when he fell ill. It was ruled by Brandir son of Handir.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Ephel Brandir is Sindarin for "the encircling fence of Brandir".[1]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, Index, p. 435, entry "Ephel Brandir"