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Waterlands of the Swans

The fenlands of the lower Glanduin

The Fenlands of Swanfleet
The Waterlands of the Swans

The river Glanduin rose in the Misty Mountains near Moria, and flowed westward to meet the Mitheithel and form the great Gwathló that flowed to the Sea. Where they met, the Glanduin's waters ran into an immense network of marshes and fens dotted with islets, apparently dozens of miles in length. There were no habitations of Men in this watery area, but it was filled with water-fowl, and especially swans. From these it took its name of Swanfleet, the Waterlands of the Swans, or Nîn-in-Eilph in Elvish.


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