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Destroyed in the War of Wrath at the end of the First Age
The southern part of the land of Hithlum, lying directly northeast of Nevrast
Originally Elves, but latterly occupied by Men
Under the power of the House of Fingolfin until the Nirnaeth Arnoediad; in its later history it was ruled as a fief by the House of Hador
do'r loa'min
'Land of Echoes'1


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The southern region of Hithlum

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The name given to the lands that lay to the northwest of Beleriand, ruled as a hereditary fief under the Kings of the Noldor by the Men of the House of Hador.



Dor-lómin acquired the name 'Land of Echoes' because of its connection to Lammoth, the place where Morgoth's cries caused a Great Echo after his return to Middle-earth. The mountains that ran east of that place were the Ered Lómin, the 'Echoing Mountains', and they ran on southward to border the land of Dor-lómin.

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