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Destroyed in the War of Wrath at the end of the First Age
A pass between Lothlann and Himlad, to the west of Himring
'Pass between high walls'1


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Pass of Aglon

The narrow pass west of the March of Maedhros

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The pass between Himlad and Lothlann, to the northeast of Beleriand.



Literally translated, aglon means no more than 'narrow path'. This extended meaning, 'pass between high walls' comes from The Etymologies (in volume V of The History of Middle-earth).

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