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Dates
Destroyed at the end of the First Age
Location
Extending southeastwards from Hithlum, between the Mountains of Mithrim and the Mountains of Shadow
Race
Primarily Elves
Division
Originally Sindar, later joined by Noldor and Edain
Culture
Family
Formally under the rule of the House of Fingolfin
Settlements
Barad Eithel stood on Mithrim's eastern border, beyond the Mountains
Source
Three (unnamed) rivers rose in the surrounding Mountains
Outflow
All three rivers, and one other out of Hithlum to the north, emptied into Lake Mithrim in the centre of the region
Pronunciation
mi'thrim ('th' as in English 'thin')
Meaning
'Grey people' (in reference to the original inhabitants, the Grey-elves of Mithrim)

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Mithrim

A region to the southeast of Hithlum

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A land walled by the mountains of the Ered Wethrin to the north of Beleriand, the site of the great battle of the Dagor-nuin-Giliath.


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