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Lake Mithrim

Type: Rivers & Lakes

Region: Beleriand & North

Location: A long lake in Mithrim, the southeastern region of Hithlum.

Description: 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; and they came at length to the long lake of Mithrim, and upon its northern shore made their encampment in the region that bore the same name.

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

Therefore coming at length to Hithlum [Fingolfin] made his first camp and dwelling by the northern shores of Lake Mithrim. No love was there in the hearts of those that followed Fingolfin for the House of Fëanor, for the agony of those that endured the crossing of the Ice had been great ... the followers of Fëanor ... now withdrew before them, and removed their dwelling to the southern shore; and the lake lay between them.

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

Fingolfin and Fingon his son held Hithlum, and the most part of Fingolfin's folk dwelt in Mithrim about the shores of the great lake; to Fingon was assigned Dor-lómin, that lay to the west of the Mountains of Mithrim.

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

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 10Dec05

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