The Encyclopedia of Arda - an interactive guide to the world of J.R.R. Tolkien
Dates
Founded about 3,335 years before the first rising of the Sun; renamed Doriath about 3,306 years later (29 years before the rising of the Sun)1
Location
The central forests of Beleriand: Region and Neldoreth
Origins
Founded by Thingol and Melian after their emergence from Nan Elmoth
Race
Division
Culture
Settlements
Pronunciation
e'glador
Meaning
'Land of the Eglath (Forsaken People)'

Indexes:

About this entry:

  • Updated 30 July 2013
  • Updates planned: 1

Eglador

An old name for the kingdom of Doriath

Encyclopedia of Arda Timeline
Years of the Trees First Age Second Age Third Age Fourth Age and Beyond
Map of Eglador

Probably meaning 'Land of the Forsaken', Eglador was the name of the land of Doriath before it was protected by the Girdle of Melian.


Notes

1

Translating dates from before the count of years of the Sun is difficult to do precisely. In The Grey Annals in volume 11 of The History of Middle-earth, the date of the founding of Eglador is given as Valian Year 1152, and the creation of the Girdle of Melian (marking the transition to Doriath) occurred in Valian Year 1497. The dates shown above are approximate conversions of these Valian dates into solar years.

See also...

Queen of Doriath

For acknowledgements and references, see the Disclaimer & Bibliography page.

Website services kindly sponsored by Axiom Software Ltd.

Original content © copyright Mark Fisher 1998, 2001, 2010, 2013. All rights reserved. For conditions of reuse, see the Site FAQ.