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Firth of Drengist, The

Type: Seas, Oceans, Bays

Region: Beleriand & North

Other Names Drengist

Location: A long inlet of the Sea on the west coast of Middle-earth, north of Beleriand; it cut through the Ered Lómin between Lammoth and Nevrast.

Description: West of Dor-lómin, beyond the Echoing Mountains, which south of the Firth of Drengist marched inland, lay Nevrast.... That name was given ... afterwards only to the land whose shores lay between Drengist and Mount Taras. There for many years was the realm of Turgon the wise..., bounded by the sea, and by Ered Lómin, and by the hills which continued the walls of Ered Wethrin westward, from Ivrin to Mount Taras, which stood upon a promontory.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 14, Of Beleriand and Its Realms

... Fëanor slipped away secretly..., and put out to sea, and left Fingolfin in Araman. And since the sea was there narrow, steering east and somewhat south he passed over without loss, and ... set foot once more upon the shores of Middle-earth; and the landing of Fëanor was at the mouth of the firth which was called Drengist and ran into Dor-lómin. ...

Fëanor caused fire to be set to the white ships of the Teleri. So in that place which was called Losgar at the outlet of the Firth of Drengist ended the fairest vessels that ever sailed the sea....

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 9, Of the Flight of the Noldor

It has been told that Fëanor and his sons came first of the Exiles to Middle-earth, and landed in the waste of Lammoth, the Great Echo, upon the outer shores of the Firth of Drengist.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 13, Of the Return of the Noldor

Under the cold stars before the rising of the Moon the host of Fëanor went up the long Firth of Drengist that pierced the Echoing Hills of Ered Lómin, and passed thus from the shores into the great land of Hithlum....

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 13, Of the Return of the Noldor

... they came to those lands that lay north of the Firth of Drengist. Now Morgoth was drawing near to the ruins of Angband....

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 9, Of the Flight of the Noldor

At length the Vanyar and the Noldor came ... [into] Beleriand; and the foremost companies passed over the Vale of Sirion and came down to the shores of the Great Sea between Drengist and the Bay of Balar.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 3, Of The Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 8Dec05

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