A cold, mist-laden land that lay to the north of Beleriand, walled by mountains to the west, east and south. When the Noldor returned to Middle-earth, this region fell under the control of Fingolfin and Fingon, and they gave it a name in their Quenya tongue: Hísilómë, Land of Mist (or literally 'mist-gloom'). As Quenya gave way to Sindarin, the name came to be replaced by its Sindarin equivalent in common use. So, this land is better known to history in its Sindarin form: Hithlum.
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