Readers of the The Silmarillion will know, too, that that book provides a map of Beleriand during the First Age. Judging by the contents of our e-mail inbox, there does seem to be quite a lot of confusion about how these two maps fit together: confusion that this FAQ entry will attempt to dispel! The key to understanding how the maps relate to one another is in the text of The Silmarillion itself, and particularly in the story of the War of Wrath. A few remnants of the earlier landscape survived, and those can be made out on the maps in The Lord of the Rings. The most obvious is the mountain range known as the Ered Luin , or Blue Mountains. West of the mountains is the land of the Elves known as Lindon.

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Properly Beleriand does not refer to the Northlands such as Anfauglith , or the eastern lands of Thargelion ; Nevrast and Dorthonion are "grey areas" [8]. However the term Beleriand is sometimes used collectivelly in fandom to include all those submerged lands. In , Charles Noad [9] made an attempt to reconstruct a general map of Beleriand and Eriador.

Ten years later, Ronald E. Kyrmse [10] independently proposed his own map reconstruction, aligning the isle of Himling with the hill of Himring.

Kyrmse also identified Dolmed on the early map of Beleriand as being the same as a mountain on the Unfinished Tales map depicted slightly apart of the mountain range and north of the wooden area in Forlindon , proving that Dolmed still existed in the Third Age being too far north from the Gulf of Lune to have been destroyed.

He might therefore have been the first to discover that Dolmed survived the destruction of Beleriand at the end of the First Age.

In , Karen Wynn Fonstad faced the same problems when she attempted to make a world-map of Arda. She found a solution by combining an early map for The Lord of the Rings published in The Treason of Isengard [11] and an early map for the Silmarillion published in The Lost Road and Other Writings , [12] both being prototypes for the published maps by Christopher Tolkien. She aligned Tol Fuin with Taur-nu-Fuin and Himling with Himring and filled the rest of the outline with some inspiration from the only world-map by Tolkien.

In the early s, Didier Willis independently made the same attempt using the map from Unfinished Tales that shows Himling; the second map of Beleriand, which was published in The War of the Jewels and indicates distances; [15] and the draft map of the lands east of the Blue Mountains published in The Treason of Isengard, which also indicates distances.


Map of Beleriand during the First Age - J.R.R. Tolkien

Place in Arda Summary The land that formed the frontier of the seas to the west of Middle-earth ; its history is recounted in The Silmarillion. Originally, its name referred only to the area around the Bay of Balar , but in time the name was also applied to the entire land. The War of Wrath at the end of the First Age brought the destruction of the entire continent except Lindon , and its descent into the sea. Contents [ show ] Geography To the west and south, Beleriand had a long coast with the Great Sea Belegaer ; to the north were the highland regions of Hithlum , Dorthonion , and the hills of Himring ; to the east the Blue Mountains reached nearly to the sea. The land of Nevrast in the north-west was sometimes considered part of Beleriand. Sirion , the chief river of Beleriand, running north to south, divided the continent into West Beleriand and East Beleriand. Crossing it east to west was a series of hills and a sudden drop in elevation known as Andram , the Long Wall.


How Was Beleriand Destroyed in the War of Wrath?

E-Mail: admin kwoxer. As a big Tolkien fan in my mind his books are really outstanding. But when I was e. So I was searching around if there is any website which is showing the whole maps that can be zoomed without loosing any small lovely detail. But unfortunately there was nothing like that in the web except lots of static drawings and most of them were in low qualy as well. This was the moment where I actually was the first time thinking about creating something like Arda Maps. I also want to thank Prof.


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Mostly destroyed is slightly left intact. Tol Morwen which was a remnant of Brethil. Tol Fuin formerly all or part of Dorthonion. Tol Himring formerly the highlands where Maedhros had his fortress. A few other unnamed islands. Another widespread misinterpretation of the story is that the War of Wrath was composed of a single battle.

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