Harlond (Lindon)

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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]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

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

Other versions of the legendarium[edit | edit source]

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

See also[edit | edit source]