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The Gore

The secret heartland of Lórien

Map of the Gore of Lórien
The Gore of Lórien (somewhat conjectural)

Haldir's translation of the Elvish name Naith, referring to the long pointed region of Lórien that fell between the River Silverlode and the Great River Anduin. 'Gore' is an old word, essentially meaning 'sharp point'. Its etymology goes back in time to Old English gára (a word for a narrow triangular piece of land) so Haldir's translation is a very precise one.

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The Naith

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