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Dates
Sauron settled in the south of Greenwood the Great in about III 1050, after which the Wood was renamed Mirkwood; after Sauron's defeat at the end of the Third Age, the name was changed again to Eryn Lasgalen, 'Wood of Greenleaves'
Location
Rhovanion, to the east of the Vales of Anduin
Races
Home to Elves, Men and creatures of Sauron
Divisions
The Wood-elves were of the Silvan folk, while the Woodmen descended from the Northmen
Settlements
Important peaks
Other names

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The Wood

The greatest of Middle-earth’s forests

Map of the Wood

An occasional name for the great forest of Mirkwood, home to the Beornings in the west and the Wood-elves of Thranduil.


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  • Updated 20 May 2021
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