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Frumgar leads the Éothéod into the North

Event Type: Cultural/Social

Age: 3rd Age - The Kings

Year: 1977


Frumgar leads the Éothéod into the North.

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age

Eorl the Young was lord of the Men of Éothéod. That land lay near the sources of Anduin, between the furthest ranges of the Misty Mountains and the northernmost parts of Mirkwood. The Éothéod had moved to those regions in the days of King Eärnil II from lands in the vales of Anduin ... They loved best the plains ... but there were many men in the middle vales of Anduin in those days, and moreover the shadow of Dol Guldur was lengthening; when therefore they heard of the overthrow of the Witch-king, they sought more room in the North, and drove away the remnants of the people of Angmar on the east side of the Mountains.

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: The House of Eorl

While the Éothéod still dwelt in their former home they were well-known to Gondor as a people of good trust, from whom they received news of all that passed in that region. ... It was thus of great concern to Gondor when the Éothéod removed into the far North, in the days of Eärnil II.... The new land of the Éothéod lay north of Mirkwood, between the Misty Mountains westward and the Forest River eastward. Southward it extended to the confluence of the two short rivers that they named Greylin and Langwell. Greylin flowed down from Ered Mithrin, the Grey Mountains, but Langwell came from the Misty Mountains, and this name it bore because it was the source of Anduin, which from its junction with Greylin they called Langflood.

Messengers still passed between Gondor and the Éothéod after their departure; but it was some four hundred and fifty of our miles between the confluence of Greylin and Langwell (where was their only fortified burg) and the inflow of Limlight into Anduin, in a direct line as a bird might fly, and much more for those who journeyed on earth; and in like manner some eight hundred miles to Minas Tirith.

Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 2, Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan: The Ride of Eorl

Lyllyn 5.12.03; added tidbits: Elena Tiriel 7.28.04

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