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Isen

Type: Rivers & Lakes

Region: Other Middle-earth

Meaning: Iron

Other Names Angren

Location: It arises from the western edge of the Misty Mountains, probably draining the slopes of Methedras (Last Peak - see The Treason of Isengard, HoMe 7). The river flows through Nan Curunír (Wizard's Vale), nearly straight south to bisect the Gap of Rohan, then making a 90 degree turn west. It eventually is joined by the River Adorn and flows to the Sea. it serves as the southern border of Enedwaith.

Description: The Isen came down swiftly from its sources above Isengard, but in the flat land of the Gap it became slow until it turned west; then it flowed on through country falling by long slopes down into the low-lying coast-lands of furthest Gondor and the Enedwaith, and it became deep and rapid.
Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch V, The Battles Of The Fords Of Isen

Contributors: Lyllyn 6.17.03

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