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Background Information
Type Field
Location East Beleriand
Ruler Celegorm and Curufin
Other Information
Other names
Inhabitants Ñoldorin Elves
Spoken Languages Possibly Quenya and Sindarin
Lifespan Early First Age - FA 587[1]
Himlad was a cold land in the East Beleriand in Middle-earth during the First Age. It lay between the rivers Aros and Celon in the northwest of Beleriand.[2]


Himlad was held by Celegorm and Curufin before the Siege of Angband took place.[3] When Aredhel was lost, she passed through Himlad until she found Nan Elmoth. Years later, when Aredhel and her son Maeglin left Nan Elmoth to return to Gondolin, Eöl the Dark Elf crossed Himlad and was captured by the riders of Curufin.[4]

This land was held by Celegorm and Curufin, until the Dagor Bragollach in the latter part of the First Age.[5]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Chinese (Hong Kong) 海姆拉德


Himlad means "cool plain", from the Sindarin him ("cool") and lad ("plain").[6]The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin names</ref>


  1. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 11: The War of the Jewels, V. The Tale of Years
  2. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The First Age, The Elder Days, "Realms-Before the Great Defeat"
  3. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XIV: "Of Beleriand and its Realms"
  4. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XVI: "Of Maeglin"
  5. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XVIII: "Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  6. The Silmarillion, Index of Names

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