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Dates
Destroyed in the War of Wrath at the end of the First Age
Location
A land ringed by mountains to the northwest of Beleriand
Races
Primarily Elves, but the southern region of Dor-lómin was latterly occupied by Men
Division
Ruled by the Noldor
Cultures
Family
Under the power of the House of Fingolfin until the Nirnaeth Arnoediad
Settlements
Barad Eithel, the capital of High King Fingolfin, stood on the eastern flanks of Ered Wethrin
Sources
Four unnamed rivers rose in eastern Hísilómë and flowed into Lake Mithrin
Important peaks
Surrounded by Ered Wethrin to the east and south, and Ered Lómin to the west; Amon Darthir stood among the southern mountains of the land
Pronunciation
hee'seelomeh
Meaning
'Mist-gloom'
Other names

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Hísilómë

Land of Mist

A cold, mist-laden land that lay to the north of Beleriand, walled by mountains to the west, east and south. When the Noldor returned to Middle-earth, this region fell under the control of Fingolfin and Fingon, and they gave it a name in their Quenya tongue: Hísilómë, Land of Mist (or literally 'mist-gloom'). As Quenya gave way to Sindarin, the name came to be replaced by its Sindarin equivalent in common use. So, this land is better known to history in its Sindarin form: Hithlum.


Notes

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Hísilómë was the Quenya name for this region, while Hithlum was the Sindarin equivalent. The latter form is almost universally used in the histories of the land, and the people who dwelt there are therefore always named as '...of Hithlum' rather than '...of Hísilómë'.

See also...

Land of Mist

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