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Losgar

The place of the burning of the ships

Map of Losgar
Losgar at the mouth of the Firth of Drengist (somewhat conjectural)1
Losgar at the mouth of the Firth of Drengist (somewhat conjectural)1

A place at the mouth of the Firth of Drengist, in the cold lands northwest of Beleriand. It was here that Fëanor landed at the beginning of the First Age, and gave the order to burn the stolen ships of the Teleri in which he had sailed to Middle-earth. His half-brother Fingolfin, trapped in Aman by this deed, was forced to march across the deadly Helcaraxë with his people to reach the Hither Lands.


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The canonical sources are not specific about the location of Losgar, except to say that it was at the outlet of Firth of Drengist. That might potentially place it anywhere along a stretch of coastline on either the northern or southern shores of the Firth. The location shown on this entry's map is based on the Second 'Silmarillion' Map in The History of Middle-earth volume V. That draft map includes a black marker at the point shown, and though that marker is not labelled or otherwise explained, it represents at least a plausible location for the burning of the ships at Losgar.

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