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The Wild

The dangerous lands of Middle-earth

Map of the Wild
The lands beyond of the Edge of the Wild1

An untamed, dangerous region of Middle-earth. Its boundaries are somewhat indefinite, but it seems to have been approximately equivalent to the region of Rhovanion.



The rather improbably exact Edge of the Wild appears in the endpaper map to The Hobbit. The line marked on that map does not in fact fit exactly onto the geography of The Lord of the Rings, but it was clearly intended to mark a point just to the west of the Ford of Bruinen on the way to Rivendell. The map above uses that as a point of reference.

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