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Eregion, also known as Hollin, was a realm of the Ñoldorin elves during the Second Age, located near the West Gate of Moria. It was a rare elven kingdom, for the relations with the dwarves were cordial and both sides traded freely.[4][5] This place used to be called Eregion but was later changed to Hollin.

HistoryEdit

Second AgeEdit

Map - Eregion

Map of Eregion from The Lord of the Rings Online.

Eregion was, from SA 750, ruled by Galadriel and Celeborn from its capital of Ost-in-Edhil. After SA 1350, they crossed the Misty Mountains to Lothlórien, their new kingdom.


From SA 1350, the Gwaith-i-Mírdain under Celebrimbor, the last of the House of Fëanor left in Middle-earth, ruled Eregion. Annatar, the Giver of Gifts, befriended Celebrimbor and aiding him in the making of the Nine and the Seven of the Rings of Power.[4][6] Celebrimbor made the Three in secret, and as such these were never touched by Annatar's hands.[7]

When Annatar was later revealed to be the Dark Lord Sauron, Celebrimbor and his people tried to stop the Rings from entering Sauron's possession, but could only rescue the Three: Vilya, Narya, and Nenya. Eregion itself was attacked and destroyed in the War of the Elves and Sauron in the year SA 1697. The few survivors of the war found refuge in either Lindon or Lothlórien, while others led by Elrond founded Rivendell.[4]

Third AgeEdit

HollinRidge

Looking southwest from Hollin Ridge in Eregion (The Lord of the Rings Online)

In the Third Age, by the time that the Fellowship of the Ring reached Khazad-dûm, the land was pleasant but unpopulated. Only the scattered ruins of Elven cities and the few remaining holly trees indicated its former glory.[8]

EtymologyEdit

In Sindarin, Eregion means "Land of the Holly", deriving from ereg ("holly"). Men simply called it Hollin.[9][10]

Eregion should not be pronounced as in English region: the g is the g in get. The pronunciation is [eˈreɡjon], or, simplified, [air-egg-eon].

Translations around the worldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ዐረጊኦን
Arabic اريجيون ?
Belarusian Cyrillic Ерегіон
Bengali এরেগিওন
Bulgarian Cyrillic Ерегион
Chinese (Hong Kong) 伊瑞詹
Czech Cesmínie
Danish Tornien
Georgian ერეგიონი
Greek Ερέγκιον
Gujarati ઍરેગિઓન
Hebrew יריגיון
Hindi एरेगिओन
Hungarian Magyalföld
Kazakh Cyrillic Ерегіон
Korean 에레기온
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Эрэгион
Macedonian Cyrillic Ерегион
Marathi ईग्रिजन ?
Mongolian Cyrillic Эрэгион
Nepalese एरेगिओन
Pashto ېرېګیون
Persian هرهگیون ?
Russian Эрегион
Sanskrit एरेगिओन्
Serbian Ерегион (Cyrillic), Eregion (Latin),

Драчник (derived from Serbian name for Holly)

Dračnik (Latin)

Sinhalese ඒරෙගිඔන්
Tajik Cyrillic Ерегион
Telugu ఏరెగిఒన
Tamil ஏரெகிஒந்
Thai เอเรกิออน
Ukrainian Cyrillic Ерегіона
Uyghur ەرەگىون
Urdu ےرےگیون ?
Uzbek Ерегион (Cyrillic) Eregion (Latin)
Yiddish ערעגיאָן


ReferencesEdit

  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth, Regional Maps, "The Misty Mountains"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 12: The Peoples of Middle-earth, VI: "The Tale of Years of the Second Age"
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B: The Tale of Years (Chronology of the Westlands), "The Second Age"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age
  5. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book Two, Chapter IV: "A Journey in the Dark"
  6. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book One, Chapter II: "The Shadow of the Past"
  7. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book Two, Chapter II: "The Council of Elrond"
  8. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book Two, Chapter III: "The Ring goes South"
  9. The Silmarillion, Index of Names
  10. The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin names

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