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Dates
Raised in the turmoil that followed the Battle of the Powers; destroyed at the end of the First Age
Location
A highland region to the north of Beleriand, bounded to the west by the Pass of Sirion, and to the east by the March of Maedhros
Race
Elves (but latterly also occupied by Men)
Division
Family
The original rulers of the land were Angrod and Aegnor of the House of Finarfin; later Men of the House of Bëor also settled here
Important peaks
Passes
Pronunciation
dorthoni'on
Meaning
'Land of pines'
Other names
Later called Deldúwath or Taur-nu-Fuin

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Dorthonion

The pine-forested highlands above Beleriand

Map of Dorthonion

A highland region lying immediately to the north of Beleriand; overrun by Morgoth in the Dagor Bragollach, after which it was known as Taur-nu-Fuin.


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  • Updated 8 May 2009
  • Updates planned: 1

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