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Isle of Himling

Type: Islands & Coasts

Region: Arnor/Eriador/Lindon

Location: An island northwest of the Gulf of Lhûn; all that remains of the Hill of Himring after the Sinking of Beleriand.

Description:

Map of Lindon.
Lindon and its environs, showing the island of Himling.
I [Christopher Tolkien] have shown [on the map of Eriador] the little island of Himling off the far north-western coast, which appears on one of my father's sketch-maps and on my own first draft. Himling was the earlier form of Himring (the great hill on which Maedhros son of Fëanor had his fortress in The Silmarillion), and though the fact is nowhere referred to it is clear that Himring's top rose above the waters that covered drowned Beleriand. Some way to the west of it was a larger island named Tol Fuin....

Unfinished Tales, Introduction

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 12Dec09, 10Aug10

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