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Hithlum was the region north of Beleriand which was separated from it by the Ered Wethrin near the Helcaraxë.


The Ered Wethrin ran along the southern and eastern edges of Hithlum and had few passes. The north-western boundary of Hithlum was formed by the Ered Lómin which curved to meet Helcaraxë. The land of Nevrast was separated from Hithlum by the southern part of the Ered Lómin. Nevrast was usually seen as part of Hithlum but more closely resembled the rest of Beleriand. Lammoth lay to the west. Hithlum's climate was cold and wet, however, the soil was quite rich. The Ñoldor made their first landing at the Firth of Drengist and first camped at the shores of Lake Mithrim.[2]


Hithlum became the realm of the ruling Ñoldor living in exile in Middle-earth. Hithlum contained Mithrim and Dor-lómin.[3] Mithrim was the seat of the High Kings of the Ñoldor[4] while Dor-lómin later became a fief of the House of Hador.[5]

During the later part of the First Age, Hithlum was repeatedly attacked by the forces of Morgoth. Hithlum was lost to Morgoth after the Nírnaeth Arnoediad. The Men of the House of Hador in Dor-lómin were either scattered, killed, or enslaved, while the Ñoldor of Mithrim who failed to flee were enslaved in Morgoth's mines. When Morgoth betrayed the Easterlings, he imprisoned them in Hithlum.[6]

Hithlum, like the rest of Beleriand, was completely destroyed and sunk during the War of Wrath.[7]


Hithlum is North Sindarin for Mist-shadow after the sea mists that sometimes formed there. The index to the Silmarillion refers to it as meaning Land of Mist. Its Quenya counterpart is Hisilómë and its Sindarin counterpart is Hithlaw or Hithlû.[1]


Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ሒጥሉም
Arabic هيثلَم
Armenian Հիտհլւմ
Belarusian Cyrillic Hітлум
Bengali হিথ্লুম
Bosnian Hitlum
Bulgarian Cyrillic Хитлум
Chinese (Hong Kong) 希斯隆
Danish Hithlum ("Tågelandet")
Georgian ჰითლუმი
Gujarati હિથ્લુમ
Hebrew היתלום
Hindi हिथ्लुम
Kazakh Һітһлұм (Cyrillic) Hithlum (Latin)
Korean 히슬룸
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Hитлум
Laotian ຮິຕຫຣຸມ
Macedonian Cyrillic Хитлум
Marathi हिथलुम
Mongolian Cyrillic Hитлум
Nepalese हिथ्लुम
Pashto حیتهلوم
Persian هیتلوم
Punjabi ਹਿਟਲੁਮ
Russian Хитлум
Sanskrit हिथ्लुम्
Serbian Хитлум (Cyrillic) Hithlum (Latin)
Sinhalese හිථ්ලුම්
Tajik Cyrillic Ҳитлум
Tamil ஹித்ஹ்லும்
Telugu హిథ్లుమ
Thai ฮิธลุม
Ukrainian Cyrillic Гітглум
Urdu ہاٹہلم
Uzbek Ҳитҳлум (Cyrillic) Hithlum (Latin)
Yiddish חיטהלום