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Nan-Tathren, also known as Land of Willows, was a region in Beleriand situated around both the Narog and Sirion rivers.

The land was of modest beauty and many willow trees grew there, but had few inhabitants.[1]

History

After the defeat of the Union of Maedhros at the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, this had become one of the many places in Beleriand that Orcs and wolves roamed.[2] In FA 511, shortly after the Fall of Gondolin, the survivors of the city, led by Tuor and Idril, camped here and made their respects to the fallen.[3]

When Galadriel and Celeborn said farewell to Treebeard following the downfall of Barad-dûr,[4] and Celeborn expressed his belief that they should not meet the Ent again, Galadriel stated that "Not in Middle-earth, nor until the lands that lie under the wave (Beleriand) are lifted up again. Then in the willow-meads of Tasarinan we may meet in the Spring," 

Etymology

Nan-Tathren was also called The Land of Willows or Valley of the Willows, and was Nan-tasarion ('Willow-meads') in Quenya.[5][6]

Translations

Foreign Language Translated name
Bulgarian Cyrillic Нан-татрен
Chinese (Hong Kong) 塔斯仁谷
Danish Nan-tathren ("Piletræslandet")
Hebrew נאן טאתרן
Macedonian Cyrillic Нан-татрен
Russian Нан-татрен
Ukrainian Cyrillic Нан-Татрен

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