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Egladil

Type: Forests, Fields, Plains

Region: Rhovanion/Misty Mtns

Other Names
the Angle
the Tongue (the spit of land at its southernmost point)

Location: The populous southern tip of the Naith of Lórien; includes Caras Galadhon down to the narrow apex at the confluence of the rivers Celebrant and Anduin.

Description:

'[You] have entered the Naith of Lórien... the land that lies like a spear-head between the arms of Silverlode and Anduin the Great....'

'[You] may walk free for a while, until we come nearer to our dwellings, down in Egladil, in the Angle between the waters.'

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 6, Lothlórien

[They]... left the city of the Elves. Then they turned away from the paved road and took a path that went off into a deep thicket of mallorn-trees, and passed on, winding through rolling woodlands of silver shadow, leading them ever down, southwards and eastwards, towards the shores of the River.

They had gone some ten miles... when they came on a high green wall. Passing through an opening they came suddenly out of the trees. Before them lay a long lawn of shining grass, studded with golden elanor.... The lawn ran out into a narrow tongue 1 between bright margins: on the right and west the Silverlode flowed glittering; on the left and east the Great River rolled its broad waters, deep and dark....

On the bank of the Silverlode, at some distance up from the meeting of the streams, there was a hythe 2 of white stones and white wood. By it were moored many boats and barges.

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 8, Farewell to Lórien

There in the last end of Egladil upon the green grass the parting feast was held....

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 8, Farewell to Lórien

A yellow noon lay on the green land of the Tongue, and the water glittered with silver.

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 8, Farewell to Lórien

On the green bank near to the very point of the Tongue the Lady Galadriel stood alone and silent.

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 8, Farewell to Lórien


Notes
1[The] actual junction of the rivers was narrower and more pointed than can be shown on a small-scale map. [Author's note.]

Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 1, The Disaster of the Gladden Fields: Notes, Note 16

2Hythe (also spelled Hithe): A small haven.

From "Hythe." Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary. 1913. C. & G. Merriam Co. 15 Feb. 2010
<TheFreeDictionary.com www.thefreedictionary.com/Hythe>.

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 14Feb10

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