Tol Morwen

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Tol Morwen
Island
Stefan Meisl - Tol Morwen.jpg
"Tol Morwen" by Stefan Meisl
General Information
LocationBelegaer, near Tol Fuin
TypeIsland
History
EventsSinking of Beleriand
GalleryImages of Tol Morwen

Tol Morwen was an island in the sea after the drowning of Beleriand on which stood the memorial stone of Túrin, Nienor, and Morwen.

History[edit]

During the drowning of Beleriand at the end of the First Age, the site of the Stone of the Hapless did not drown as predicted by Glirhuin, but remained as an island, Tol Morwen, which was the grave of Morwen Eledhwen, hence its name. It was the westernmost of the islands in Belegaer located off the coast of Forlindon.[1]

Location[edit]

Approximate (speculative) location of Tol Morwen.

The place is only attested in the texts, and neither the grave of Morwen nor the later island are represented on any of Tolkien's map published so far. Being close to the gorge of Cabed-en-Aras, the location of this site may nevertheless reasonably be inferred near the gorges of the Teiglin and above its ravines.[2]

Superimposing the map of Beleriand in the First Age and the map of the Westlands in the Third Age therefore allows to approximate the location of the island.[3]

References

Remnants of Drowned Beleriand
 Isles:  Himring · Tol Fuin · Tol Morwen
Mainland:  Lindon