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Emyn Beraid

Type: Mountains, Hills, Promontories

Region: Arnor/Eriador/Lindon

Meaning: Tower Hills

Location: Hills in western Eriador, on the Great East-West Road between the Shire and the Grey Havens; location of the White Towers.

Description:

[Towers the Númenóreans] raised upon Emyn Beraid and upon Amon Sûl; and there remain many barrows and ruined works in those places, but the towers of Emyn Beraid still look towards the sea.

The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age

The only Stone left in the North was the one in the Tower on Emyn Beraid that looks toward the Gulf of Lune. That was guarded by the Elves, and... it remained there, until Círdan put it aboard Elrond's ship when he left....

The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur, Footnote

Three Elf-towers of immemorial age were still to be seen on the Tower Hills beyond the western marches. They shone far off in the moonlight. The tallest was furthest away, standing alone upon a green mound. The Hobbits of the Westfarthing said that one could see the Sea from the top of that tower;....

The Lord of the Rings, Prologue, Concerning Hobbits

The ancient East-West Road ran through the Shire to its end at the Grey Havens....

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 2, The Shadow of the Past

And when they had passed from the Shire, going about the south skirts of the White Downs, they came to the Far Downs, and to the Towers, and looked on the distant Sea; and so they rode down at last to Mithlond, to the Grey Havens in the long firth of Lune.

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 6, Ch 9, The Grey Havens

Contributors:
Lyllyn 14Jun03
Elena Tiriel 23Nov09

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