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'''Nan Dungortheb''' or the '''No Land''' was the name of the wilderness south of [[Ered Gorgoroth]] and [[Dorthonion]], east of [[Dimbar]] and the river [[Mindeb]], west of [[Dor Dínen]] and the [[Esgalduin]], and north of [[Neldoreth]] and [[Doriath]].
 
'''Nan Dungortheb''' or the '''No Land''' was the name of the wilderness south of [[Ered Gorgoroth]] and [[Dorthonion]], east of [[Dimbar]] and the river [[Mindeb]], west of [[Dor Dínen]] and the [[Esgalduin]], and north of [[Neldoreth]] and [[Doriath]].
   
==History==
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== History ==
   
 
Before Ungoliant, Nan Dungortheb was probably just another peaceful land of the [[Beleriand]]. The land's name was inspired by [[Ungoliant]], who resided there after escaping the [[Balrogs]] of [[Morgoth]] and [[Lammoth]]. It is also named for its proximity to the Ered Gorgoroth, where Ungoliant's spider-like children, along with their many lesser fathers from the Mountains of Terror, haunted the deep vales of the mountains and its closeness to the shadowy webs of the [[Girdle of Melian]].<ref>''[[The Silmarillion]], [[Quenta Silmarillion]],'' Chapter VIII: "[[Of the Darkening of Valinor]]"</ref>
 
Before Ungoliant, Nan Dungortheb was probably just another peaceful land of the [[Beleriand]]. The land's name was inspired by [[Ungoliant]], who resided there after escaping the [[Balrogs]] of [[Morgoth]] and [[Lammoth]]. It is also named for its proximity to the Ered Gorgoroth, where Ungoliant's spider-like children, along with their many lesser fathers from the Mountains of Terror, haunted the deep vales of the mountains and its closeness to the shadowy webs of the [[Girdle of Melian]].<ref>''[[The Silmarillion]], [[Quenta Silmarillion]],'' Chapter VIII: "[[Of the Darkening of Valinor]]"</ref>
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When [[Aredhel]] sought the [[Sons of Fëanor]], her and her party being turned away for [[Doriath]] tried to pass through this land were separated from her. She managed to escape to [[Himlad]] but her companions were driven out by the brood of Ungoliant and afterwards they believed her loss in its darkness. This was then reported to [[Turgon]] who despaired at the thought that she was loss.<ref>''[[The Silmarillion]], [[Quenta Silmarillion]],'' Chapter XVI: "[[Of Maeglin]]"</ref>
 
When [[Aredhel]] sought the [[Sons of Fëanor]], her and her party being turned away for [[Doriath]] tried to pass through this land were separated from her. She managed to escape to [[Himlad]] but her companions were driven out by the brood of Ungoliant and afterwards they believed her loss in its darkness. This was then reported to [[Turgon]] who despaired at the thought that she was loss.<ref>''[[The Silmarillion]], [[Quenta Silmarillion]],'' Chapter XVI: "[[Of Maeglin]]"</ref>
   
As the forces of Morgoth sought to destroy the remnants of [[Barahir's Outlaws]], [[Beren]], the last surviving member was so hard-pressed and desperate to live that he was forced to enter this land, and barely survived. Afterwards, Beren would not speak of it for fear of the memory of such a horrible experience would return to his mind.<ref>''[[The Silmarillion]], [[Quenta Silmarillion]],'' Chapter XIX: "[[Of Beren and Lúthien]]"</ref> Nan Dungortheb suffered the same fate as the Beleriand and sank below the [[Belegaer|sea]],<ref>''[[The Silmarillion]], [[Quenta Silmarillion]],'' Chapter XXIV: "[[Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath]]"</ref> but the spider creatures that bred there survived in Middle-earth in dark places during later ages.<ref>''[[The Hobbit]],'' Chapter VIII: "[[Flies And Spiders|Flies and Spiders]]"</ref><ref>''[[The Lord of the Rings]], [[The Two Towers (novel)|The Two Towers]],'' Book Four, Chapter IX: "[[Shelob's Lair (Chapter)|Shelob's Lair]]"</ref>
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As the forces of Morgoth sought to destroy the remnants of [[Barahir's Outlaws]], [[Beren]], the last surviving member was so hard-pressed and desperate to live that he was forced to enter this land, and barely survived. Afterwards, Beren would not speak of it for fear of the memory of such a horrible experience would return to his mind.<ref>''[[The Silmarillion]], [[Quenta Silmarillion]],'' Chapter XIX: "[[Of Beren and Lúthien]]"</ref> Nan Dungortheb suffered the same fate as the Beleriand and sank below the [[Belegaer|sea]],<ref>''[[The Silmarillion]], [[Quenta Silmarillion]],'' Chapter XXIV: "[[Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath]]"</ref> but the spider creatures that bred there survived in Middle-earth in dark places during later ages.<ref>''[[The Hobbit]],'' Chapter VIII: "[[Flies And Spiders|Flies and Spiders]]"</ref><ref>''[[The Lord of the Rings]], [[The Two Towers (novel)|The Two Towers]],'' Book Four, Chapter IX: "[[Shelob's Lair (chapter)|Shelob's Lair]]"</ref>
   
==Etymology==
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== Etymology ==
   
Nan Dungortheb was a [[Sindarin]] word that meant 'Valley of Dreadful Death'.<ref>''[[The Silmarillion]],'' Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin names</ref>
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'''''Nan Dungortheb''''' was a [[Sindarin]] word that meant 'Valley of Dreadful Death'.<ref>''[[The Silmarillion]],'' Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin names</ref>
   
==References==
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== Translations around the world ==
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|width=300px|'''Foreign Language'''
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|width=300px|'''Translated name'''
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|Amharic
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|ናን ዹንጎርትሀብ ?
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|Arabic
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|نان دونغوثوثب
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|-
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|Armenian
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|Նան Դւնգորտհեբ
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|-
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|Belarusian Cyrillic
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|Нан Дунгортhеб
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|-
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|Bengali
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|নান দুনগর্থেৱ
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|-
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|Bulgarian Cyrillic
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|Нан Дунгортхеб
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|-
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|Georgian
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|ნან დუნგორთები
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|-
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|Greek
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|Ναν Δύνγορθεβ
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|-
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|Gujarati
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|નેન દુન્ગર્થાહેબ
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|-
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|Hebrew
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|נאן דונגורטב
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|-
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|Hindi
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|णन डुंगोर्टहेब
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|-
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|Japanese
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|ナン・ダンゴテブ
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|-
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|Kannada
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|ನಾನ್ ದುಂಗೋರ್ಥೆಬ್
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|-
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|Kazakh
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|Нан Дұнгортһеб (Cyrillic) Nan Dungortheb (Latin)
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|-
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|Korean
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|난 던 고르 테브
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|-
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|Kyrgyz Cyrillic
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|Нан Дунгортhэб
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|-
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|Macedonian Cyrillic
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|Нан Дунгортхеб
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|-
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|Marathi
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|नेन दुंगोर्हेब
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|-
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|Mongolian Cyrillic
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|Нан Дунгахэб
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|-
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|Nepalese
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|नान डुंगरीब्याब
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|-
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|Pashto
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|نان ضونګورتهېب ?
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|-
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|Persian
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|نان ضونگورتههب
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|-
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|Punjabi
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|ਨੇਨ ਦੁਗੋਰਥੈਬ
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|-
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|Russian
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|Нан-Дунгортеб
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|-
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|Serbian
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|Нан Дунгортхеб (Cyrillic) Nan Dungortheb (Latin)
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|Sinhalese
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|නන් ඩන්ගර්ටෙබ්
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|Tamil
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|நன் டுஙொர்த்ஹெப்
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|Telugu
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|నాన్ దుంగార్ట్హెబ్
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|Thai
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|นะนดุงโรตหเบ
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|-
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|Ukrainian Cyrillic
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|Нан Дунґортгеб
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|Urdu
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|ںان دنگورٹہیب ?
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|-
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|Yiddish
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|נאַן דונגאָרטהעב
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Latest revision as of 18:34, August 9, 2019

Nan Dungortheb or the No Land was the name of the wilderness south of Ered Gorgoroth and Dorthonion, east of Dimbar and the river Mindeb, west of Dor Dínen and the Esgalduin, and north of Neldoreth and Doriath.

History Edit

Before Ungoliant, Nan Dungortheb was probably just another peaceful land of the Beleriand. The land's name was inspired by Ungoliant, who resided there after escaping the Balrogs of Morgoth and Lammoth. It is also named for its proximity to the Ered Gorgoroth, where Ungoliant's spider-like children, along with their many lesser fathers from the Mountains of Terror, haunted the deep vales of the mountains and its closeness to the shadowy webs of the Girdle of Melian.[1]

The region was a perilous land of fear to travel through, as the waters were polluted by the darkness produced from the webs of Ungoliant's children, and because of the chaos caused by the conflicting powers of Ungoliant's demonic offspring, Sauron's malevolent sorcery, and the maze-like defenses of the Girdle of Melian. All who foolish enough to drink from its waters were filled with madness and thoughts of despair.

No one would travel through there unless they had no choice or were lost and the Eldar, Edain, and even Morgoth's own armies largely bypassed this region as much as possible during the Elder Days.[2]

When Aredhel sought the Sons of Fëanor, her and her party being turned away for Doriath tried to pass through this land were separated from her. She managed to escape to Himlad but her companions were driven out by the brood of Ungoliant and afterwards they believed her loss in its darkness. This was then reported to Turgon who despaired at the thought that she was loss.[3]

As the forces of Morgoth sought to destroy the remnants of Barahir's Outlaws, Beren, the last surviving member was so hard-pressed and desperate to live that he was forced to enter this land, and barely survived. Afterwards, Beren would not speak of it for fear of the memory of such a horrible experience would return to his mind.[4] Nan Dungortheb suffered the same fate as the Beleriand and sank below the sea,[5] but the spider creatures that bred there survived in Middle-earth in dark places during later ages.[6][7]

Etymology Edit

Nan Dungortheb was a Sindarin word that meant 'Valley of Dreadful Death'.[8]

Translations around the world Edit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ናን ዹንጎርትሀብ ?
Arabic نان دونغوثوثب
Armenian Նան Դւնգորտհեբ
Belarusian Cyrillic Нан Дунгортhеб
Bengali নান দুনগর্থেৱ
Bulgarian Cyrillic Нан Дунгортхеб
Georgian ნან დუნგორთები
Greek Ναν Δύνγορθεβ
Gujarati નેન દુન્ગર્થાહેબ
Hebrew נאן דונגורטב
Hindi णन डुंगोर्टहेब
Japanese ナン・ダンゴテブ
Kannada ನಾನ್ ದುಂಗೋರ್ಥೆಬ್
Kazakh Нан Дұнгортһеб (Cyrillic) Nan Dungortheb (Latin)
Korean 난 던 고르 테브
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Нан Дунгортhэб
Macedonian Cyrillic Нан Дунгортхеб
Marathi नेन दुंगोर्हेब
Mongolian Cyrillic Нан Дунгахэб
Nepalese नान डुंगरीब्याब
Pashto نان ضونګورتهېب ?
Persian نان ضونگورتههب
Punjabi ਨੇਨ ਦੁਗੋਰਥੈਬ
Russian Нан-Дунгортеб
Serbian Нан Дунгортхеб (Cyrillic) Nan Dungortheb (Latin)
Sinhalese නන් ඩන්ගර්ටෙබ්
Tamil நன் டுஙொர்த்ஹெப்
Telugu నాన్ దుంగార్ట్హెబ్
Thai นะนดุงโรตหเบ
Ukrainian Cyrillic Нан Дунґортгеб
Urdu ںان دنگورٹہیب ?
Yiddish נאַן דונגאָרטהעב

References Edit

  1. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter VIII: "Of the Darkening of Valinor"
  2. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XIV: "Of Beleriand and its Realms"
  3. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XVI: "Of Maeglin"
  4. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XIX: "Of Beren and Lúthien"
  5. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXIV: "Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"
  6. The Hobbit, Chapter VIII: "Flies and Spiders"
  7. The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, Book Four, Chapter IX: "Shelob's Lair"
  8. The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin names
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