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Dates
Established by Maedhros after the Return of the Noldor; largely destroyed at the end of the First Age1
Location
Running eastward from Himring at the northern extent of East Beleriand, separating it from the plain of Lothlann to the north
Race
Division
Culture
Family
Settlements
Maedhros' fortress on Himring guarded the western side of the March
Sources
The rivers Celon and Little Gelion flowed southward out of the hills of the March
Important peaks
Passes
The Pass of Aglon lay to the extreme west, while Maglor's Gap separated the March from the Blue Mountains to the east
Pronunciation
Maedhros is pronounced 'my'thros' ('th' as in English 'these')
Meaning
A 'march' is a borderland region, here guarded by Maedhros son of Fëanor

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March of Maedhros

The borderlands guarded by the fortress on Himring

Map of the March of Maedhros

The northeastern borderlands of Beleriand, and the least defensible. They were held by the Sons of Fëanor under the general captaincy of Maedhros on Himring.


Notes

1

While the March itself was drowned by the Great Sea during the War of Wrath, Maedhros' fortress hill of Himring survived the inundation. In later Ages it remained as the small island of Himling, standing off the coasts of northern Lindon.

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