Hithlum Place from J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium Description Cold, rainy, fertile region Location Northwest of Beleriand, between the Ered Wethrin and Ered Lómin Lifespan First Age Founder Noldor
Hithlum was separated from Beleriand proper by the Ered Wethrin mountain chain, and was named after the sea mists which formed there at times: Hithlum is Sindarin for "Mist-shadow"; its Quenya counterpart is Hísilómë.
The Ered Wethrin ("Mountains of Shadow") formed the southern and eastern wall, and had only a few passes; as such they formed a natural defensive line. The western wall was formed by the Ered Lómin or "Echoing Mountains", which curved north-westward to Helcaraxë.
The land of Lammoth lay west of the Ered Lómin and was not part of Beleriand or Hithlum. The land of Nevrast was separated from Hithlum by the southern part of the Ered Lómin range. Nevrast was usually seen as part of Hithlum, but its climate was that of Beleriand.
Hithlum was cold and rainy, but quite fertile. The Noldor landed here in the Firth of Drengist and first camped at the shores of Lake Mithrim.
Later in the First Age, Hithlum was continually under attack by Morgoth, finally being lost after the Nírnaeth Arnoediad. The Hadorians were scattered, killed, or enslaved, the Noldor were enslaved in Morgoth's mines if they could not flee in time, and Morgoth trapped the Easterlings there.
Hithlum was completely destroyed during the War of Wrath.
Mithrim formed a part of Hithlum, and was the south-eastern corner of it, bordering Dor-lómin to the west, from which it was divided by the Mountains of Mithrim. Mithrim's climate was the same as Hithlum's, the air was cool and the winters were cold but it was a fair land.
The area was home to a great lake, the Lake of Mithrim, which was the body of water north of Beleriand where the Noldor first dwelt in Middle-earth: the Sons of Fëanor on the northern shore and Fingolfin's host on the southern shore.
The Noldor dwelt here for a while until their feud was healed, and they removed to other lands. Mithrim was also home to Sindarin Elves, who soon mingled with the Noldor after they had learned Sindarin.
Dor-lómin, "Land of Echoes", was the south-western part of Hithlum, bordered in the east by the Mountains of Mithrim, and in the north by the river which formed the Rainbow Cleft known as Annon-in-Gelydh, or "Gate of the Noldor".
It was first colonized by the Noldor shortly after they arrived in Middle-earth, and for a long time was ruled by Fingon son of Fingolfin, before he took over as High King of the Noldor after his father was killed.
Húrin son of Galdor, the last Edain lord of Dor-lómin dwelt in its south-western corner, near the mountain known as Amon Darthir, where the river Nen Lalaith began. After the Nírnaeth Arnoediad, when the House of Hador was destroyed or scattered, Easterlings dwelt in Dor-lómin, and Tuor — Húrin's orphaned nephew — was fostered by the Elves of Androth in the nearby Mountains of Mithrim.
Like the rest of Hithlum Dor-lómin was destroyed during the War of Wrath.
Realms from J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium during the First Age Noldorin realms: Sindarin realms: Avarin and Nandorin realms: Realms of the Edain (Men): Realms of the Ents: Realms of the Dwarves: Realms of the enemy:
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Hithlum — Región de El Silmarillion La fortaleza de Barad Eithel, frente a las fuentes del río Sirion, en Hithlum. Creador(es) J. R. R. Tolkien Información Nombre original … Wikipedia Español
Hithlum — Dans l œuvre de J. R. R. Tolkien, Hithlum, le Pays de la Brume, est le nom sindarin donné à une région de la Terre du Milieu, au nord ouest du Beleriand. L équivalent quenya en était Hísilómë. Hithlum était délimité par la chaîne de l Ered… … Wikipédia en Français
Hithlum — Die von J. R. R. Tolkien in mehreren Romanen beschriebene Fantasywelt Arda gehört zu einer der komplexesten Weltenschöpfungen der phantastischen Literatur. Einige der fiktiven Orte auf Arda – insbesondere auf dem Kontinent Mittelerde – sind so… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Hithlum — Land of Mist , the region bounded on the east and south by Ered Wethrin and on the west by Ered Lómin; see Hísilómë. The misty lands north of Beleriand. The misty, grey land held by Fingolfin and his people to the north of Beleriand … J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary
Beleriand — Place from J. R. R. Tolkien s legendarium Location Amon Ereb, Angband, Arvernien, Doriath, East Beleriand, Gondolin, Hithlum, March of Maedhros, Nargothrond, Ossiriand, Pass of Aglon Lifespan Start of Years of the Trees to end of First … Wikipedia
Nírnaeth Arnoediad — Wars of Beleriand First Battle … Wikipedia
Dagor Bragollach — Wars of Beleriand First Battle … Wikipedia
Gens-des-Chariots — Orientaux Les Orientaux (Easterlings, Swarthy Men) sont un peuple humain de la Terre du Milieu de J. R. R. Tolkien, ou plutôt un terme général regroupant plusieurs pleuplades. Originaires de la région de Rhûn, située dans l Est de la Terre du… … Wikipédia en Français
Hommes de Rhûn — Orientaux Les Orientaux (Easterlings, Swarthy Men) sont un peuple humain de la Terre du Milieu de J. R. R. Tolkien, ou plutôt un terme général regroupant plusieurs pleuplades. Originaires de la région de Rhûn, située dans l Est de la Terre du… … Wikipédia en Français
Nírnaeth Arnoediad — Nírnaeth Bataille de l univers de Tolkien Représentation artistique de la bataille. Informations générales Date 472 P. A. Lieu Thangorodrim, Anfauglith … Wikipédia en Français