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Narrow Ice

Bilbo’s name for the Helcaraxë

A name for the treacherous icy wastes in the far north of the world, that ran between Aman and Middle-earth in former Ages of the World. This region was called the Helcaraxë by the Elves; the name 'Narrow Ice' is only ever used by Bilbo Baggins, in his poem Eärendil was a mariner.

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