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Dates
Raised after the death of Haleth in I 420; presumably destroyed at the end of the First Age
Location
On the heights of the Forest of Brethil (presumably on Amon Obel)
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Meaning
Probably 'Grave-mound of the lady'1
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Tûr Haretha

The Ladybarrow of Brethil

A name for the green mound raised in the heights of the Forest of Brethil as a grave-barrow for the Lady Haleth. She was the leader who had brought her People out of the dangerous lands east of Beleriand, and led them westwards to settle in Brethil, where she remained until the end of her life. Her grave-mound is also called Haudh-en-Arwen, and its name translates as 'Ladybarrow'.


Notes

1

The name Tûr Haretha comes from the native language of the Men of Brethil. The workings of that language are almost unknown, and so the name cannot be interpreted directly. However, we do know that its name is also given as the 'Ladybarrow' (a 'barrow' being a grave-mound), and that its Elvish name Haudh-en-Arwen carried essentially the same meaning. It seems safe to assume, therefore, that Tûr Haretha was an equivalent name in the tongue of the Haladin.

See also...

Haudh-en-Arwen, Ladybarrow

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