|Range of hills|
|"Pinnath Gelin" by Peter Xavier Price|
|Other names||Green Hills, Green Slopes, Green Downs|
|Type||Range of hills|
|Description||Hill-range, with unnamed settlements|
|People and History|
|Events||War of the Ring|
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.
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. Hirluin never went back to the Green Hills of his home - he was slain in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.
Pinnath Gelin is a Sindarin name. It is usually translated as "Green Hills" and sometimes as "Green Downs", "Green Slopes", "Green Crests/Ridges" or "Green-crests". 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").
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Minas Tirith"
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields"
- ↑ 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. 525
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), pp. 24, 97
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 173