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Dor Firn-I-Guinar

Type: Kingdoms, Realms, Lands

Region: Beleriand & North

Meaning: Land of the Dead that Live

Other Names
HoME only:
Land of i-Guilwarthon, the living-dead

Location: The region in Ossiriand around Tol Galen on the River Adurant, where Beren and Lúthien lived after returning from the Halls of Mandos.


Then Beren and Lúthien... passed beyond the River Gelion into Ossiriand, and dwelt there in Tol Galen the green isle, in the midst of Adurant.... The Eldar afterwards called that country Dor Firn-I-Guinar, the Land of the Dead that Live; and there was born Dior Aranel....

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 20, Of The Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad

[Huan's] way led him... to the land of i-Guilwarthon, the living-dead, where reigned Beren and Tinúviel.... [Their] realm [did not have] boundaries well-marked....

The Book of Lost Tales 2, HoME Vol 2, Ch 4, The Nauglafring

... Beren took the Nauglamír and returned to Tol Galen.... [It] is said and sung that Lúthien wearing that necklace and that immortal jewel was the vision of greatest beauty and glory that has ever been outside the realm of Valinor; and for a little while the Land of the Dead that Live became like a vision of the land of the Valar, and no place has been since so fair, so fruitful, or so filled with light.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 22, Of the Ruin of Doriath

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