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Matěj Čadil - Ethring.jpg
"Ethring" by Matěj Čadil
General Information
LocationIn Ringló Vale, east of Lamedon
EventsT.A. 3019: Passing of the Grey Company
GalleryImages of Ethring

Ethring was a bridge[note 1] in southern Gondor, across the river Ringló.

History[edit | edit source]

Ethring was a major crossing point of the river Ringló, along the main road from Erech to Pelargir.[1] Aragorn and the Oathbreakers crossed the river here during the War of the Ring.[2]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The name Ethring perhaps comes from ath meaning "across" (cf. athrad "ford, crossing"). Ring translates to "cold" (cf. Ringló river, to which it probably refers).[3]

Portrayal in adaptations[edit | edit source]

2014: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Ethring was the only settlement in the Ringló Vale. During the War of the Ring, it was ruled by "Lord Borhador", who dwelt in the Crossing-Hall. Due to Borhador's old age, his son Dervorin led the soldiers of the Vale to Minas Tirith in his stead, and his other son "Arvaethor" assisted in protecting the Vale.

See also[edit | edit source]


  1. The symbol used on the Map of Gondor suggests Ethring was only a bridge; there is no sign of a nearby town or settlement.