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Encyclopedia > Aglarond
Place from J.R.R. Tolkien's
Middle-earth

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Name Aglarond
(The Glittering Caves)
Other Names The Hornburg
Helm's Deep
Suthburg (Southern Burg)
Description Guarding the Gap of Rohan
Constructed By Gondor
Realm
 
Gondor
 later Rohan
Lord Marshal of the West-mark
Type Fortress
Lifespan Third and Fourth Ages

In J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional universe of Middle-earth, Aglarond was a name for the Hornburg as well as the Glittering Caves behind it at Helm's Deep. J. R. R. Tolkien in 1916. ... A map of the Northwestern part of Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ... A name is a label for a thing, person, place, product (as in a brand name) and even an idea or concept, normally used to distinguish one from another. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, the Gap of Rohan is the opening between the mountain ranges of the Misty Mountains and the White Mountains. ... Gondor is a fictional location from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... Look up Realm on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Realm is an old term still used as an alternative word for kingdom. ... Gondor is a fictional location from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... Aragorn and Legolas look upon the plains of Rohan in the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy Rohan, originally Rochand, is a fictional location in J. R. R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings. ... The Third Age is a fictional time period from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... The Fourth Age is a fictional time period from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Tolkien redirects here. ... The Three Graces, here in a painting by Sandro Botticelli, were the goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity and fertility in Greek mythology. ... A map of the Northwestern part of Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Helms Deep was a large valley in the north-western Ered Nimrais (White Mountains). ...

Aglarond was one of the two fortresses built by Gondor guarding the Fords of Isen, Angrenost (later Isengard) being the other. Like Angrenost to the north it was initially well guarded, but as the population of Calenardhon (the later Rohan) dwindled it was increasingly less supplied and deemed unimportant, until it was only ruled by a hereditary small guard who intermarried much with Dunlendings. Gondor is a fictional location from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, the Fords of Isen were fords in the river Isen, guarded by the Rohirrim. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Isengard, a translation of the Sindarin Angrenost, was a large fortress. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle_earth, Calenardhon was the place which became Rohan. ... Aragorn and Legolas look upon the plains of Rohan in the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy Rohan, originally Rochand, is a fictional location in J. R. R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings. ... Dunland is a fictional land from J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth: the land of the Dunlendings. ...


When Cirion, Steward of Gondor, gave Calenardhon to the Éothéod Aglarond was transferred into Rohirrim care, who named it Súthburg (southern burg) in their language. The Gondorian guard was merged with that of Angrenost to the north, which remained in the keep of Gondor. Guard duty of the Fords was initially shared between Gondor and Rohan, but later maintained only by the Rohirrim. In J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth, Cirion, son of Boromir I, was the twelfth ruling Steward of Gondor. ... The Stewards of Gondor were rulers from J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium of Middle-earth. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Éothéod (horse-people, also horse-land) were a race of Northmen who were the ancestors of the Rohirrim. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, the Rohirrim were the people of Rohan. ...


During the reign of Helm Hammerhand, Rohan was attacked from Isengard and across the river Isen by Dunlendings. Edoras was taken, and Helm and much of his people retreated to Súthburg. Because Helm always blew a great horn before riding out to fight the beleaguering Dunlendings, the keep was renamed Hornburg. During the War of the Ring, the Hornburg was the refuge of the Rohirrim as they defended Helm's Deep. In J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium, Helm Hammerhand was the ninth King of Rohan and last King of the first line. ... ISEN is an acronym which stands for the Internet Search Environment Number. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth, Edoras is the capital of Rohan. ... Spoiler warning: In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the War of the Ring ended the Third Age. ... Combatants Isengard Rohan Commanders Saruman Théoden, Gandalf, Aragorn Strength 10,000 Uruk-Hai and Orcs, 2,000-5,000 Dunlendings about 2,000 Rohirrim; reinforced by 1,000 more Rohirrim in the morning, and the Huorns Casualties All Uruks and Orcs, most Dunlendings Unknown The Battle of the Hornburg...


After the war, Gimli the Dwarf, who had fought mightily in that battle, established a colony of Durin's folk there. Aglarond lay in front of a huge and very beautiful cave system, which proved irresistible to him. Gimli become known as 'the Lord of the Glittering Caves', although this new realm was presumably under the overlordship of Thorin Stonehelm, his kinsman and heir of the lordship of all Durin's Folk. The Dwarves of Aglarond restored the Hornburg following the War of the Ring, and it became a shared fortress between them and the Rohirrim. In J. R. R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings, Gimli is a Dwarf of Durins Folk who is chosen to accompany Frodo Baggins as a member of the Fellowship of the Ring on the quest to destroy the One Ring. ... The Dwarves of J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth are beings of short stature who all possess beards (even the women), and are often friendly with Hobbits although long suspicious of Elves. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Durins folk is the most important folk of Dwarves. ...


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Aglarond - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (362 words)
Aglarond was one of the two fortresses built by Gondor guarding the Fords of Isen, Angrenost (later Isengard) being the other.
Like Angrenost to the north it was initially well guarded, but as the population of Calenardhon (the later Rohan) dwindled it was increasingly less supplied and deemed unimportant, until it was only ruled by a hereditary small guard who intermarried much with Dunlendings.
Gimli become known as 'the Lord of the Glittering Caves', although this new realm was presumably under the overlordship of Thorin Stonehelm, his kinsman and heir of the lordship of all Durin's Folk.
The Simbul - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (510 words)
She is the queen of Aglarond and the sage Elminster's lover.
It is said that Mystra herself revealed to her the fact that she was one of the Chosen, after one of her consorts (allegedly a wizard from another plane) perished.
She took the name "the Simbul" from a deity of the primitive human tribes that inhabited the Yuirwood before the elves there, and whose runes can still be found deep within the wood (the goddess known as the Simbul was absorbed as an aspect of Labelas Enoreth).
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