Ard-galen, later known as Anfauglith or Dor-nu-Fauglith, was the wide green plain that lay north of the highlands of Dorthonion and south of Morgoth's fortress of Angband in the Iron Mountains, in the First Age. It was eventually desolated by Morgoth.
In the first days after the rising of the Sun, Ard-galen was a green plain with rich grass, reaching from Hithlum and the Ered Wethrin in the west to the Blue Mountains in the east, and rising into the highlands of Dorthonion in the south. However, the plain was laid waste by poisonous gases and rivers of flame from Thangorodrim during the Dagor Bragollach, and it was renamed Anfauglith ("Gasping Dust").
The battle of Nírnaeth Arnoediad was fought on the plain, and the dead piled up in a hill in the midst of it, named Haudh-en-Ndengin, the Hill of Slain, by the Elves, and Haudh-en-Nirnaeth, the Hill of Tears, and grass grew again upon the hill and nowhere else in Anfauglith.
Like the other lands around it, Anfauglith sank beneath the waves after the War of Wrath at the end of the First Age.
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Chinese (Hong Kong)||阿德加藍草原|
|Danish||Ard-galen ("Den Grønne Egn")|
|Korean||아르 드 - 갈렌|
|Serbian||Ард-гален (Cyrillic) Ard-galen (Latin)
Анфауглитом (Cyrillic) Anfauglitom (Latin)