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Talath Rhúnen

The East Vale

The original Sindarin name for the wide northerly plainlands between the River Gelion and the Ered Luin. The name is translated 'East Vale' (though talath relates to a wide, flat area, suggesting a very broad northern vale of Gelion). After their return to Middle-earth, the Noldor gave this land a name of their own, Thargelion, meaning simply the 'land beyond Gelion'. It was here that Caranthir son of Fëanor settled, and from him it derived a third name, becoming known as the land of Caranthir, or Dor Caranthir.


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