The March of Maedhros was an Elven realm in the eastern Beleriand between Dorthonion and the Blue Mountains next to his younger brother's domain.

It consisted of a series of hills and plains.[1]


The March of Maedhros was fortified by Maedhros after he moved his brothers and their people out of Hithlum further east to avoid any feuds with their kinsmen. He established himself on the Hill of Himring. It withstood the frequent attacks by the forces of Angband throughout the First Age, standing strong in the Battles of Beleriand including the ravages of the Dagor Bragollach (Battle of Sudden Flame). It was finally overrun during the Nirnaeth Arnoediad (Battle of Unnumbered Tears) in FA 473.[2][3]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Albanian Mars të Maedhros
Catalan Març de Maedhros
Chinese (Hong Kong) 梅斯羅斯防線
Croatian Ožujak od Maedhros
Dutch De Mark van Maedhros
Greek Μάρτιο του Maedhros ?
Macedonian Маршот на Maedhros
Maori Maehe o Maedhros
Polish Marchia Maedhrosa
Portuguese Março de Maedhros
Spanish Frontera de Maedhros
Welsh Mawrth o Maedhros
Yiddish מאַרץ פון מאַעדהראָס


  1. The Silmarillion: Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North
  2. The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion, "Of the Return of the Noldor"
  3. The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion, "Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad"