The Ered Wethrin was a mountain range in the north of Middle-earth in the First Age.

History Edit

In the south, Ered Wethrin was an east-west range that divided Dor-lomin and Mithrim to the north from Beleriand to the south, then in the east it curved around to the northwest, forming the boundary of Hithlum. A line of hills to the southwest formed the southern boundary of Nevrast, while the Mountains of Mithrim were a northwesterly spur that separated Dor-lomin from Mithrim from the pool or Ivrin to Tol Sirion. Several rivers arose in the Ered Wethrin, including Narog, Teiglin, and Sirion. The easternmost point of the Ered Wethrin reached nearly to the Echoriath, forming a steep-sided valley known as the Pass of Sirion through which the upper Sirion ran.[1]

The Ered Wethrin disappeared beneath the waves after the War of Wrath at the end of the First Age.[2][3]

Etymology Edit

Ered Wethrin was Sindarin for 'Mountains of Shadow'.[4]

Translations around the world Edit

Foreign Language Translated name
Hungarian Árnyékhegysé
Chinese (Hong Kong) 威斯林山脈
Norwegian Skyggens fjell

Mountain Ranges of Arda

Ash Mountains | Echoriath | Ephel Dúath | Ered Gorgoroth | Blue Mountains | Ered Lómin | Grey Mountains | Ered Wethrin | Iron Hills | Iron Mountains | Misty Mountains | Mountains of Angmar | Mountains of Mirkwood | Mountains of Mithrim | Orocarni | Pelóri | Wall of the Sun | White Mountains | Yellow Mountains

References Edit

  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The First Age, The Elder Days, "Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  2. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXIV: "Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"
  3. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The Second Age, "Introduction"
  4. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
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