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The ancient name 'Greenwood the Great' fell out of use around III 1050, when the Shadow began to fall on the Forest, and it became known as 'Mirkwood'
Rhovanion, to the east of the Vales of Anduin
Home to a division of the Silvan Elves; at the time the Forest was known as the Greenwood, they dwelt in its southern reaches
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Greenwood the Great

The former name of Mirkwood

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The ancient name for the mighty forest known as Mirkwood throughout most of the Third Age.

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