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Taras-ness

Type: Mountains, Hills, Promontories

Region: Beleriand & North

Location: The great cape upon which Mount Taras stood; the western terminus of the line of hills extending from the Ered Wethrin.

Description:

[Tuor] saw a line of great hills that barred his way, marching westward until they ended in a tall mountain: a dark and cloud-helmed tower reared upon mighty shoulders above a great green cape thrust out into the sea.

Those grey hills were indeed the western outliers of Ered Wethrin, the north-fence of Beleriand, and the mountain was Mount Taras....

Unfinished Tales, Part 1, Ch 1, Of Tuor and His Coming to Gondolin

[Tuor] went forth from Turgon's hall, and stood upon the high terraces of Taras....

Now Tuor felt his feet drawn to the sea-strand, and he went down by long stairs to a wide shore upon the north side of Taras-ness; and as he went he saw that the sun was sinking low....

Unfinished Tales, Part 1, Ch 1, Of Tuor and His Coming to Gondolin

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 26Nov09

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