Methed-en-glad

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Methed-en-glad
Stronghold
General Information
LocationSouth of Brethil, north of Amon Rûdh
TypeStronghold
People and History
InhabitantsElves and Men[1]
CreatedSometime between F.A. 487 and F.A. 489
DestroyedPossibly F.A. 489

Methed-en-glad was a stronghold of Dor-Cúarthol at the edge of the forest south of the Crossings of the Taeglin.[2]

History[edit]

The stronghold of Methed-en-glad was one of the many guarded camps and fortresses that were established around the Echad i Sedryn during the brief existence of Dor-Cúarthol, the realm ruled by the Two Captains. It was said that from Methed-en-glad, there was a view to the south where the summit of Amon Rûdh could be seen and commands and messages could be received to and from both locations through signals.[3][4]

Etymology[edit]

Methed-en-glad is a Sindarin name meaning "the End of the Wood", derived from methed ("end") + en ("of the") + glad ("wood").[5][6][7]

See also[edit]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "The Land of Bow and Helm", p. 144
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, Index, entry Methed-en-glad
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "The Land of Bow and Helm", p. 145
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Narn i Hîn Húrin (The Tale of the Children of Húrin)", "Appendix"
  5. Paul Strack, "S. Methed-en-glad loc.", Eldamo (accessed 29 August 2022)
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part Two" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 48, December 2005, p. 15 (note 7)
  7. "Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth", Tolkiendil.com (accessed 22 January 2012)