From Tolkien Gateway
|Location||North of Gulf of Lune, west of Blue Mountains|
|Inhabitants||Elves of Lindon|
Forlindon was a name for the northern part of Lindon, north of the Gulf of Lune and west of the Blue Mountains. The land was traversed by a river which ended on the northern shore of the Gulf; the haven of Forlond was built there, on its mouths. Off its north-western coasts stood the island of Himring, where Maedhros's fortress had once stood.
Prior to the Great Battle the land of Lindon had been part of Ossiriand; afterwards the remnant was called Lindon, split into Forlindon and Harlindon by the newly created Gulf of Lune.
Gil-Galad lived in Forlindon in the Second Age.
The name Forlindon likely means "North Lindon", apparently derived from forn (Sindarin; "right, north") + lindon.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Second Age"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 42, July 2001, p. 30 (note 47)
- ↑ Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth at Tolkiendil.com (accessed 22 October 2011)