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Dates
Elves lived in this region during the First Age, but Lindon was not established as a political entity until II 1; it survived into the Fourth Age
Location
The northwestern coastlands of Middle-earth, westward of the Ered Luin
Origins
Survivors of the destruction of Beleriand in the War of Wrath
Race
Divisions
Various, but notably Sindar and Noldor
Family
Ruled by the House of Fingolfin during the Second Age
Settlements
Forlond, Harlond, Mithlond; at one time Emyn Beraid was under the protection of these Elves
Pronunciation
Lindon is pronounced 'li'ndon'
Meaning
Lindon means '(Land) of Music'
Other names

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Elves of Lindon

The Elves that lived beyond the Blue Mountains

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Those Elves who dwelt in the west of Middle-earth, between the Blue Mountains and the Great Sea, in the Second and Third Ages. They reached the height of their power in the Second Age under King Gil-galad, but waned after his loss in the Siege of Barad-dûr.


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