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Taur-im-Duinath
Place in Arda
Aliases The Great Southern Forest
Summary Huge Forest
Built by Beleriand
Realm Beleriand
Capital None
Lord None
Type Forest
Lifespan First Age

Taur-im-Duinath was a dark and gloomy forest that extended over a vast area of land in the southern part of the East

Beleriand.

According to The Atlas of Middle-earth, Taur-im-Duinath extended over one-hundred and fifty miles from east to west and possibly two-hundred miles from north to south. Though it is separated from them by the river Gelion, Taur-im-Duinath was part of a great Southern Forest that extended far into Eriador.[1][2]

HistoryEdit

Apparently no one lives here, at least not permanently, and people seemed to fear it greatly including the Orcs. The only people known to travel through here were a few Dark Elves wandering through it on some errand of their own. All of this land was destroyed after the War of Wrath at the end of the First Age along with most of the rest of the Beleriand.[3][4]

EtymologyEdit

Taur-im-Duinath is Sindarin, translating as "Forest between Rivers" because it lies south of the Andram between the Sirion and the Gelion.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The First Age, The Elder Days, "Introduction"
  2. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The First Age, The Elder Days, "Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  3. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XIV: "Of Beleriand and its Realms"
  4. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XVIII: "Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  5. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth

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