Pinnath Gelin

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Pinnath Gelin
Range of hills
"Pinnath Gelin" by Peter Xavier Price
General Information
Other namesGreen Hills, Green Slopes, Green Downs
LocationWestern Gondor
TypeRange of hills
DescriptionHill-range, with unnamed settlements
People and History
EventsWar of the Ring
GalleryImages of Pinnath Gelin

Pinnath Gelin or Green Hills was a fief in the far west of Gondor, bounded to the west by the River Lefnui, and to the east by the Morthond.[1]


At the time of the War of the Ring, the lord of this region was Hirluin the Fair. He led three hundred of his soldiers to the defence of Minas Tirith, all dressed in green.[2] Hirluin never went back to the Green Hills of his home - he was slain in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.[3]


Pinnath Gelin is a Sindarin name. It is usually translated as "Green Hills"[2][3] and sometimes as "Green Downs",[4] "Green Slopes", "Green Crests/Ridges"[5] or "Green-crests".[6] The first word was the dialectical Sindarin or Gondor Sindarin plural pinnath ("hill sides", "downs", "slopes", "crests", "ridges"). The second was a lenited version of the plural form of the word calen ("green").[5]

Portrayal in adaptations

Map of Pinnath Gelin inThe Lord of the Rings Online

2023: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Added with the Corsairs of Umbar expansion, Pinnath Gelin is a lush and fertile land, full of farms that serve as the breadbasker of Gondor. Hirluin's seat in Ost Arndir has been inherited by his daughter, Lady Nauriel. Her young son is named Thorongil after the great hero of Gondor.