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Dates
Location
The far southeast of Eriador, directly to the west of Khazad-dûm
Origins
Founded by Noldor out of Lindon
Race
Division
Mainly Noldor
Culture
Settlements
Source
The Sirannon rose in the foothills of the Misty Mountains and ran through the southern parts of Hollin
Important peaks
The Mountains of Moria lay directly to the east
Pronunciation
ho'llin
Meaning
'(Land) of Holly'
Other names

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Hollin

The lost land of Eregion

Map of Hollin
Map of Hollin (somewhat conjectural)1
Map of Hollin (somewhat conjectural)1

The name among Men for the land of Elves known as Eregion, that thrived in the lands west of Khazad-dûm during the early part of the Second Age. The name comes from the great holly trees that grew there.


Notes

1

We're not told the precise location of Ost-in-Edhil, the chief city of the Elves of Hollin. We do know that the road to the city from the West-gate of Khazad-dûm ran along the Sirannon for at least part of its length, so it seems reasonable to assume that the city probably lay somewhere on that stream, as shown here. It may possibly have stood on the larger Glanduin into which the Sirannon flowed, or elsewhere on the plains westward of the Misty Mountains, but it was clearly relatively close to Khazad-dûm.

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