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Talath Dirnen

Type: Forests, Fields, Plains

Region: Beleriand & North

Meaning: the guarded plain

Location: The plain north of the Andram, the Long Wall, between the Sirion and Narog rivers.

Description:

[Beyond] the [southern end of the] Road lay the Talath Dirnen, the Guarded Plain, upon which the scouts and spies of Nargothrond kept watch....

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 19, Of Beren and Lúthien

Beren... climbed the hills above the Falls of Sirion.... Thence he looked westward, and... saw Talath Dirnen, the Guarded Plain, stretching between Sirion and Narog; and beyond he descried afar the highlands of Taur-en-Faroth that rose above Nargothrond.

Upon all that plain the Elves of Nargothrond kept unceasing watch; and every hill upon its borders was crowned with hidden towers, and through all its woods and fields archers ranged secretly and with great craft. Their arrows were sure and deadly, and nothing crept there against their will.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 19, Of Beren and Lúthien

Glaurung the Úrulóki passed over Anfauglith, and came thence into the north vales of Sirion and there did great evil. Under the shadows of Ered Wethrin he defiled the Eithel Ivrin, and thence he passed into the realm of Nargothrond, and burned the Talath Dirnen, the Guarded Plain, between Narog and Teiglin.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 21, Of Túrin Turambar

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 10Dec07

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