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Himlad

Type: Kingdoms, Realms, Lands

Region: Beleriand & North

Meaning: Cool Plain

Other Names
the north marches of Beleriand

Location: The region south of the Pass of Aglon and the Hills of Himring, between the rivers Aros on the west and Celon on the southeast.

Description:

Map of Doriath.
Doriath, showing Himlad between the rivers Aros and Celon.
But Celegorm and Curufin fortified Aglon and held it with great strength, and all the land of Himlad southward between the River Aros that rose in Dorthonion and his tributary Celon that came from Himring.

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

But Aredhel... rode on..., and crossing Esgalduin and Aros came to the land of Himlad between Aros and Celon where Celegorm and Curufin dwelt....

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 16, Of Maeglin

[They]... rode away to the north eaves of Nan Elmoth. There they crossed the slender stream of Celon into the land of Himlad and rode [northwest] on to the Fords of Aros, and so westward along the fences of Doriath.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 16, Of Maeglin


Etymology
'cool' in Himlad (and Himring?)....

lad  'plain, valley' in Dagorlad, Himlad; imlad a narrow valley with steep sides, in Imladris (cf. also Imlad Morgul in the Ephel Dúath).

The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 18Nov09, 14Mar11

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