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Type: Rivers & Lakes

Region: Beleriand & North

Location: A river arising from the southern slopes of Ered Wethrin between the sources of the Teiglin on the west and the Malduin on the east; flows southward into the Teiglin.


Map of Hithlum.
Hithlum, showing the River Glithui between the sources of the Teiglin and the Malduin.
The river Glithui is not mentioned in The Silmarillion and is not named on the map, 1 though it is shown: a tributary of the Teiglin joining that river some way north of the inflowing of the Malduin.

Unfinished Tales, Part 1, Ch 1, Of Tuor and His Coming to Gondolin: Notes, Note 16

Voronwë turned somewhat north, until they crossed the three well-streams of Teiglin; and then he bore eastward again, leaving the mountains, and went warily, until they passed Glithui and came to the stream of Malduin....

Unfinished Tales, Part 1, Ch 1, Of Tuor and His Coming to Gondolin

Húrin's house stood in the south-east of Dor-lómin, and the mountains were near; Nen Lalaith indeed came down from a spring under the shadow of Amon Darthir, over whose shoulder there was a steep pass. By this the hardy could cross Ered Wethrin and come down by the wells of Glithui into Beleriand.... [There] was indeed no other pass, for the unwinged, between Serech and far westward where Dor-lómin marched with Nevrast.

Unfinished Tales, Part 1, Ch 2, Narn I Hîn Húrin: The Departure of Túrin

1I have taken the liberty of inserting by hand the name of the River Glithui on this map excerpt.

Commentary by Elena Tiriel

Elena Tiriel 10Dec07, 3Mar11

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