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Ringwil

Type: Rivers & Lakes

Region: Beleriand & North

Location: A stream arising in the northeastern slopes of Taur-en-Faroth that flows into the river Narog at Nargothrond.

Description:

Narog came through these hills in a deep gorge, and flowed over rapids that had no fall, and on its western bank the land rose into the great wooded highlands of Taur-en-Faroth. On the west side of this gorge, where the short and foaming stream Ringwil tumbled headlong into Narog from the High Faroth, Finrod established Nargothrond.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 14, Of Beleriand and its Realms


Etymology
ring  'cold, chill' in Ringil, Ringwil, Himring; also in the river Ringló in Gondor, and in Ringarë, Quenya name of the last month of the year (The Lord of the Rings Appendix D).

The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 10Dec07, 6Sep08

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