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Wild Elves

Wanderers in Beleriand

A name used by Mîm the Petty-dwarf in contrast to the Sindar and the Noldor of Beleriand. His meaning is not entirely clear; he may have been referring to the Laiquendi of Ossiriand, or (perhaps more plausibly) to those few Avari who had travelled westward of the Blue Mountains. At least some of these were to be found in Taur-im-Duinath, the great wild forest of southern Beleriand, and it was perhaps wanderers from this forest that Mîm had encountered.

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