Map of the West Beleriand

The West Beleriand was the region of the Beleriand that was divided from East Beleriand by the River Sirion.


The major places, regions, and realms in the West Beleriand were the Arvernien, Dor-Cúarthol, Forest of Brethil, Havens of the Falas, Talath Dirnen, and Taur-en-Faroth.[1] They were lands consisting mostly of hills, lowlands, and plains and bottomlands.[2] There were some dense forests, as with the Forest of Brethil but much of it was scattered woodlands. There was also a moorland called the Moors of the Nibin-Noeg near the Forest of Brethil.[3] The climate was mostly humid with mild winters and mild summers with some influence from the cold of the north around the gap between the Ered Wethrin and the Echoriath.[4]

History and CultureEdit

The region was populated and controlled by both the Sindar and the Ñoldor. Vast territory between the River Sirion, the northern mountains and the sea belonged to Finrod with the blessing of Thingol, Lord of Beleriand. Círdan was the Lord of the Havens of the Falas, the lands around the two rivers Brithon and Nenning next to the sea. The Forest of Brethil was settled in by the Men of the Haladin, who guarded it and Doriath from all enemies. The gap between the Ered Wethrin and the Echoriath was looked after by Orodreth, a relative of Finrod at the Fortress of Tol Sirion until it was conquered by Sauron. The land of Arvernien around the Mouths of Sirion was populated with both Sindar and Ñoldor, especially after the conquest of the realms of the north and the Beleriand by Morgoth in the mid and late centuries of the First Age.[5][6]

The dominant language of the West Beleriand was Sindarin except in Nargothrond and the realm around Tol Sirion where Quenya was spoken. The Mannish language was used in Brethil by the men who lived there. Both Sindarin and Quenyan were probably used in Arvernien in the Havens of Sirion, as it was populated with many elves that were able to escape from the fallen realms of the Beleriand and the north.[7]

All of the West Beleriand was destroyed after the War of Wrath and fell beneath the waves of the sea.[8]

See alsoEdit

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Wes Beleriand
Albanian Perëndimore Beleriand
Amharic ምዕራብ ቤልሪየን
Arabic بيليرياند الغربية
Armenian Արեւմուտք Բելերիանդ
Azerbaijani Qərbi Beleriand
Basque Mendebalde Beleriand
Belarusian Cyrillic Захад Белеріанд
Bosnian Zapadna Beleriand
Breton Kornôg Beleriand
Bulgarian Cyrillic Западна Белерианд
Catalan Beleríand Occidental
Cebuano Kasadpan Beleriand
Chinese 西貝爾蘭
Corsican Punenti Beleriand
Croatian Zapadna Beleriand
Czech Západní Beleriand
Danish Vest Beleriand
Dutch Westen Beleriand
Esperanto Okcidenta Beleriand
Estonian Lääne-Beleriand
Faroese Vestur Beleriand
Finnish Länsi-Beleriand
French Beleriand de l'Ouest
Friulian Ovest Beleriand
Georgian დასავლეთი ბელერიანდ
German Westen Beleriand
Greek Δυτική Μπελέριαντ
Gujarati પશ્ચિમ બેલેરીઅન્ડ
Hebrew בעלעריאַנד המערבית
Hindi पश्चिम बेलेरिअन्द
Hungarian Nyugat-Beleriand
Icelandic Vestur-Beleriand
Indonesian Barat Beleriand
Italian Beleriand Occidentale
Javanese Kulon Beleriand
Kannada ಪಶ್ಚಿಮ ಬೇಲೇರಿಯಾನ್ಡ್
Kazakh Батыс Белеріанд (Cyrillic) Batıs Beleriand (Latin)
Korean 서쪽 벨레리안드
Kurdish Rojava Beleriand (Kurmanji Kurdish)
Latin Beleriand Occidentalis
Latvian Rietum Beleriand
Lithuanian Vakarų Beleriand
Macedonian Cyrillic Западна Белерианд
Malaysian Barat Beleriand
Manx Yn Beleriand Heear
Marathi पश्चिम भेलेरिअन्द
Mongolian Cyrillic Баруун Бэлэрианд
Norwegian Vest Beleriand
Persian بلریاند غربی
Polish Zachód Beleriand
Portuguese Beleriand Ocidental
Punjabi ਪੱਛਮੀ ਬੈਲੇਰੀਂਡ
Romanian Beleriand de Vest
Russian Запад Белериан
Saterland Frisian Wääst Beleriand
Scottish Gaelic A' Beleriand an Iar
Serbian Западна Белерианд (Cyrillic) Zapadna Beleriand (Latin)
Shona Madokero Beleriand
Sinhalese බටහිර බෙලෙරිඅඳ්
Slovak Západné Beleriand
Slovenian Zahod Beleriand
Spanish Beleriand Occidente
Swahili Beleriand ya Magharibi
Swedish Väster Beleriand
Tajik Cyrillic Белерианд Ғарбӣ
Tamil மேற்கு பெலேரியாண்ட
Telugu పశ్చిమ బేలేరియాను
Thai ตะวันตกเบเลริอันด์
Turkish Batı Beleriand
Ukrainian Cyrillic Захід Белеріанд
Urdu مغربی بیلیراانڈ
Uzbek Ғарбий Белерианд (Cyrillic) G'arbiy Beleriand (Latin)
Vietnamese Hướng Tây Beleriand
Welsh Gorllewin Beleriand
Yiddish מערב בעלעריאַנד
Yoruba Ìwọòrùn Beleriand
Zazaki Rocawani Beleriand


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  2. The Atlas of Middle-earth, Thematic Maps, "Landforms"
  3. The Atlas of Middle-earth, Thematic Maps, "Vegetation"
  4. The Atlas of Middle-earth, Thematic Maps, "Climate"
  5. The Silmarillion
  6. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
  7. The Atlas of Middle-earth, Thematic Maps, "Languages"
  8. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXIV: "Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"