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Snowmen of Forochel

The Lossoth of the far north

The hardy and secretive Men who lived among the snow and ice that surrounded the Icebay of Forochel. They were said to have been descended from the ancient Forodwaith, and had habits that seemed strange and mysterious to those who lived in warmer climes. The igloos, skates and sleds they used were incomprehensible to the Hobbits, so that the authors of the Red Book's commentaries could only say of the Snowmen that they, ' in the snow, and it is said that they can run on the ice with bones on their feet, and have carts without wheels.'1



The Lord of the Rings Appendix A I (iii), Eriador, Arnor and the Heirs of Isildur

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