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Harlond (Lindon)

This article is about the Elven port in Lindon. For the port of Minas Tirith, see Harlond (Gondor).
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InhabitantsElves of Lindon

Harlond was a haven of the Elves on the southern shores of the Gulf of Lhûn. It was situated in a small inlet about 150 miles south-west of Mithlond, on the side of Harlindon.[1]

It is told that the fleet of Eärnur, arriving in Lindon during the Angmar War, filled the harbours of Harlond, Forlond, and the Grey Havens.[2]


[edit] Etymology

The Sindarin[3] name Harlond is given the translation "Southhaven".[4] Harlond is apparently composed of harn ("south") + lond ("haven").[5]

[edit] Other versions of the legendarium

The name used by Tolkien on the First Map of The Lord of the Rings was Harlorn.[6]

[edit] See also


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
  3. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, entry Harlond
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Unfinished index for The Lord of the Rings", in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 513
  5. "Harlond", (accessed 28 April 2017)
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Treason of Isengard, "XV. The First Map of The Lord of the Rings", "Maps I and IA", p. 301