The Tongue was a narrow strip of land, south of Caras Galadhon, in the realm of Lórien where the river Celebrant (Silverlode) flowed into the Anduin.

The Tongue was a treeless field covered with a green lawn flowering with bright golden Elanor plants. On its western bank was a hythe where the elves moored boats to travel along either of the two rivers. It was here that the Fellowship of the Ring embarked on their journey down the Anduin in the year TA 3018.[1][2]


  1. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book Two, Ch. VIII: "Farewell to Lorien"
  2. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings, "Lothlórien"
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