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Dates
Created by the inrushing Sea during the cataclysms at the end of the First Age
Location
A deep gulf flowing from Eriador out through the Blue Mountains and Lindon
Settlements
Source
Fed by the River Lhûn after its course was changed at the end of the First Age
Tributaries
One unnamed tributary flowing southward out of Forlindon
Outflow
Into the Great Sea between Forlindon and Harlindon
Pronunciation
Lhûn is pronounced approximately 'loon'
Meaning
The name of the Gulf comes from the River Lhûn, which in turn means 'Blue' (that is, the river flowing out of the Blue Mountains)
Other names

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  • Updated 10 October 2013
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Gulf of Lhûn

An immense northern inlet of the Great Sea

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The gulf of the Great Sea where the River Lhûn had its outflow, separating the lands of Forlindon to the north and Harlindon to the south. The Grey Havens lay at the eastern end of this gulf.


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