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Location
Around the base of the Halifirien on the border between Gondor and Rohan
Race
Divisions
Cultures
Settlements
The Halifirien held one of the Beacons of Gondor
Source
The Mering Stream rose in the Firien-dale and flowed through this wood
Important peaks
Pronunciation
'Firee'en-holt'
Meaning
Literally 'mountain-wood', in reference to the Halifirien or 'holy mountain'
Other names
The Firien Wood, Halifirien Wood, The Whispering Wood, The Wood of Anwar; at one time called Eryn Fuir, the 'North Wood'; the western parts of the Wood were known as Everholt

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Firienholt

The wood beneath the Halifirien

Map of the Firienholt

A wood that stood on the borders of Rohan and Gondor. From beneath its trees flowed the Mering Stream, which marked the precise border between the Eastfold of Rohan, and the Gondorian land of Anórien. To the south of the wood, the White Mountains rose up, and in particular a prominent peak stood above the forest: the Halifirien, which for many years was the site of the Tomb of Elendil. From this high hill, the wood took its name - firien holt means 'mountain wood', though it is rather more commonly referred to simply as the 'Firien Wood'.


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