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Gladden fields

The Gladden Fields as shown on this map.

The Gladden Fields were a marshland located in the vale of the Gladden river, and on the banks of the river Anduin. It was there that the One Ring was lost by Isildur and found again a long time later by Déagol the Stoor.


The fields started near the mouth of the river Gladden, and went on beyond where it joined the Great River, extending onto its eastern banks. It was a region of many dark pools and islets, with beds of reeds and rushes and many wildflowers - a particularly common flower being the Yellow Iris, which grew there in profusion.

In ancient times when the Silvan Elves were in the region, there was a pool or lake at the intersection of the two rivers; however, over time this receded, forming the marshes.


It was in the Gladden Fields that Isildur and his sons were travelling to Rivendell when they were assailed by Orcs in TA 2. Isildur, in an attempt to escape, jumped into the river, using the Ring to keep hidden. However, the Ring slipped from his finger as he swam away, landing in the riverbed, and Isildur was slain by the Orcs' arrows on the bank of a small islet.

The fields were later settled by Stoors around TA 1356. The Ring remained undiscovered.

Around two and a half millenia after the ambush, in TA 2463, the Hobbit Déagol found the ring when he was fishing with his cousin Sméagol: an especially large fish pulled him under the water and, spotting it amongst the weeds, he took it to the bank. Ensnared by the Ring's power, the two fought over it, and ultimately it went to Sméagol, who killed Déagol and was eventually twisted into the creature called Gollum.

Later, around TA 2851, Saruman began searching the wetlands for the Ring. He found the Elendilmir, the token of Royalty of the North-kingdom, which Isildur had been wearing at the time of the attack. At the meeting of the White Council that year, Saruman overruled Gandalf's suggestion that they purge Sauron from his stronghold in Dol Guldur.

Sauron also sent his servants to search for the Ring. When the White Council learned of this, they agreed to an attack on Dol Guldur to prevent Sauron from finding the Ring, in TA 2941. At the meeting of the White Council in TA 2953, Saruman pretended that he had learned that the Ring had been carried downriver to the Sea.[1]


Gladden Fields was Sindarin for Loeg Ningloron.[citation needed]

Translations around the world

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Gladden Velde
Albanian Gëzoj Fushat
Amharic ጝላዸን ፊአልድስ
Arabic فرح الحقول
Armenian Գլադդեն Ֆիելդս
Azerbaijani Sevindirmək Sahələri
Basque Alaitu Eremuak
Belarusian Гладден Фіелдс
Bengali প্রসন্ন ক্ষেত্র ?
Bosnian Gladden Polja
Bulgarian Cyrillic Перуникови поля
Catalan Camps Gladios
Chinese ? 格拉頓平原
Croatian Gladdenska Polja
Czech Kosatcová Pole
Danish Gladden Felter

Iris sletten

Dutch Lissevelden
Esperanto Gladden Kampoj
Estonian Võhumõõgaväljad
Filipino Sumaya mga patlang
Finnish Kurjenmiekkakentät
French Champs de Flambes

Champs aux Iris

Champs d'Iris

German Schwertelfelder
Greek πεδία χαροποιώ ?
Hebrew שדות הסיפנים (lit. Field of reeds, named after the prevalent reeds in the area)
Hungarian Nősziromfölde
Icelandic Gladden Reitur ?
Indonesian Bidang Gladden
Irish Gaelic Réimsí Gladden
Italian Campi Iridati
Kannada ಗ್ಲ್ಯಾಡೆನ್ ಜಾಗ
Kazakh Гладден Фіелдс
Korean 기쁘게 필드
Kurdish علادده‌ن فیه‌لدس
Latin Laetificas Agris
Latvian Priecēt Lauki
Lithuanian Pradžiuginti Laukai
Macedonian Гладден Фиелдс
Maltese Oqsma Gladden
Malay Bidang Gladden
Manx Magheryn Gladden
Nepali ङ्लद्देन फ़िएल्द्स् ?
Norwegian Sverdliljevollene
Polish Pola Gladden
Portuguese Campos Gladden
Romanian Domenii Gladden
Russian Ирисная низина (lit. Iris lowland, named after the yellow iris in which it's abundant)
Serbian Гладден Фиелдс (Cyrillic) Gladden Fields (Latin)
Slovak Gladden Polí
Siamese (Thai) ทุ่งแกลดเดน
Spanish Campos Gladios
Swedish Glitterfälten
Tajik Гладден Фиелдс
Tamil கிளாடன் புலங்கள்
Tigrinya ጝላዸን ፊአልድስ
Turkish Ferah Çayırlar
Welsh Meysydd Gladden
Ukrainian Ґладден Фіелдс
Urdu علاڈےن فیےلدس ?
Yiddish גלאַדדען פֿיעלדס


  1. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B: The Tale of Years (Chronology of the Westlands), "The Third Age"
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