Places in Middle-earth
Type: Forests, Fields, Plains
Region: Beleriand & North
Meaning: Valley Star dusk 'Nan' - valley, 'el' - star, 'moth' - dusk
Other Names Possibly Gladuial.
Location: The forest east of the river Celon.
Description: 'In that wood in ages past Melian walked in the twighlight of Middle-Earth when the trees were young, and enchantment lay upon it still. But now the trees of Nan Elmoth were the tallest and darkest in all Beleriand, and there the sun never came; and there Eöl dwelt...there he lived in deep shadow, loving the night and the twilight under the stars.' Of Maeglin The Silmarillion
It was here that Thingol met Melian the Maia:'he came alone to the starlit wood of Nan Elmoth, and there sudddenly he heard the song of nightingales.' Of Thingol and Melian The Silmarillion
But later Eöl dwelt here, with Aredhel and Maeglin.
Contributors: Elithien 29.08.03