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Location
At the mouth of the Gladden River, around its inflow into Anduin
Source
The Gladden River flowed into the Fields from the west
Pronunciation
Gladden is pronounced gla'dden
Meaning
Ultimately from Old English glædene, referring to a yellow iris flower associated with the river
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  • Updated 13 November 2010
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Gladden Fields

The fields at the mouth of the Gladden River

Map of the Gladden Fields

The marshlands that formed where the Gladden River flowed down out of the Misty Mountains and into the Great River Anduin. This was the site of Isildur's loss of the One Ring in the first years of the Third Age.


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