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Type: Forests, Fields, Plains

Region: Beleriand & North

Meaning: The wide and empty

Location: The great plain in East Beleriand north of the March of Maedhros, bounded by Anfauglith and Dorthonion on the west, the Hills of Maedhros and Maglor's Gap on the south, and the northern Ered Luin on the east.


East of Dorthonion the marches of Beleriand were most open to attack, and only hills of no great height guarded the vale of Gelion from the north. In that region, upon the March of Maedhros and in the lands behind, dwelt the sons of Fëanor with many people; and their riders passed often over the vast northern plain, Lothlann the wide and empty, east of Ard-galen, lest Morgoth should attempt any sortie towards East Beleriand.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 14, Of Beleriand and its Realms

[For] a while [Maedhros] closed once more the Pass of Aglon, so that the Orcs could not enter Beleriand by that road. But they overwhelmed the riders of the people of Fëanor upon Lothlann, for Glaurung came thither, and passed through Maglor's Gap, and destroyed all the land between the arms1 of Gelion.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 18, Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin

1Gelion... rose in two sources and had at first two branches; Little Gelion that came from the Hill of Himring, and Greater Gelion that came from Mount Rerir.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 14, Of Beleriand and its Realms

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 11Dec09

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