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Hyarnustar

Type: Kingdoms, Realms, Lands

Region: Numenor

Meaning: Southwestlands

Location: The southwestern promontory of Númenor.

Description: The land of Númenor resembled in outline a five-pointed star ... from which extended five large peninsular promontories. These promontories were regarded as separate regions, and they were named Forostar (Northlands), Andustar (Westlands), Hyarnustar (Southwestlands), Hyarrostar (Southeastlands), and Orrostar (Eastlands). The central portion was called Mittalmar (Inlands)....

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 1, Description of the Island of Númenor

The Hyarnustar was in its western part a mountainous region, with great cliffs on the western and southern coasts; but eastwards were great vineyards in a warm and fertile land. The promontories of the Hyarnustar and the Hyarrostar were splayed wide apart, and on those long shores sea and land came gently together, as nowhere else in Númenor. Here flowed down Siril, the chief river of the land ... that rose in springs under the Meneltarma ... and running through the Mittalmar southwards became in its lower course a slow and winding stream. It issued at last into the sea amid wide marshes and reedy flats, and its many small mouths found their changing paths through great sands; for many miles on either side were wide white beaches and grey shingles, and here the fisherfolk mostly dwelt, in villages upon the hards among the marshes and meres, of which the chief was Nindamos.

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 1, Description of the Island of Númenor

Contributors: Zimraphel. 6Jul03
Elena Tiriel 3Mar05

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