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Dates
Destroyed in the War of Wrath at the end of the First Age
Location
A land ringed by mountains to the northwest of Beleriand
Race
Primarily Elves, but the southern region of Dor-lómin was latterly occupied by Men
Division
Ruled by the Noldor
Family
Under the power of the House of Fingolfin until the Nirnaeth Arnoediad
Pronunciation
hi'thloom
Meaning
'Mist-gloom'
Other names

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Hithlum

The misty lands north of Beleriand

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Map of Hithlum
Map of Hithlum (slightly conjectural)1

The misty, grey land held by Fingolfin and his people to the north of Beleriand, fenced by the mountain range of the Ered Wethrin.


Notes

1

The map shown here is largely canonical, except for the ridge of hills that form Hithlum's northern border. The standard Silmarillion map does not show the extreme northern extent of this land, but a sketch map reproduced in volume 11 of The History of Middle-earth shows a low range of hills running in the direction shown.

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