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Dates
Created by the inrushing Sea during the cataclysms at the end of the First Age
Location
A wide inlet at the mouth of the river Lune, flowing from Eriador out through the Blue Mountains and Lindon
Race
Elves built havens around the firth
Culture
Settlements
Source
Fed by the river Lune after its course was changed at the end of the First Age
Tributaries
One unnamed tributary flowing southward out of Forlindon
Outflow
Into the Great Sea between Forlindon and Harlindon
Important peaks
Flowed out through a break in the Blue Mountains
Pronunciation
Lune is pronounced 'loo'n'
Meaning
The name of the firth comes from the river Lune, which ultimately derives from the Elvish for 'blue' (that is, the river flowing out of the Blue Mountains)
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Firth of Lune

The long gulf that divided Lindon

Map of the Firth of Lune

A long arm of the Great Sea in the northern lands of Middle-earth, more commonly known as the Gulf of Lhûn, into which the waters of the river Lune emptied. From the mouth of the Lune, where Círdan kept his Grey Havens, the Firth ran on westward for two hundred miles or more before reaching the open waters of the Sea at a narrow breach. The Firth broke the Blue Mountains into a northern and a southern range, and also divided the Elvish land of Lindon into the regions known as Forlindon ('North Lindon') and Harlindon ('South Lindon').


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