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In J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional universe of Middle-earth, the river Gwathló or Greyflood is a river in middle Eriador. J. R. R. Tolkien in 1916. ... 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. ... Eriador is a large region in J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world of Middle-earth. ...


The Sindarin name Gwathló was adapted from the name Gwathir, given to the river by the Númenóreans in the Second Age. Its name translates as Shadowy River, and was given because over all its length it flowed through immense forests which covered Minhiriath to the north and Enedwaith to the south. It was one of the few rivers also given an Adûnaic name: Agathurush. Sindarin is an artificial language (or conlang) developed by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Númenor is a fictional location from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth and is intended to be his version of Atlantis. ... The Second Age is a fictional time period from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Minhiriath is a region of Middle-earth. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Enedwaith, also spelled Enedhwaith, originally referred to both a region of Middle-earth and the men that inhabited it, although the region Enedwaith retained that name even when the Enedwaith people were no more. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Adûnaic (language of the west) was the language of the men of Númenor during the Second Age. ...


The Gwathló was wide enough that it could be sailed on all the way to where its tributary Glanduin met the river. Its was formed where the Mitheithel or Hoarwell met the Glanduin, where a marshy area known as Nîn-in-Eilph or Swanfleet was formed. In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, the river Glanduin was a river of Eriador and a northern arm of the Gwathló. Beginning in the Hithaeglir south of Khazad-dûm, it flowed west-north-west until it was met by the Sirannon near the old... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, the river Mitheithel or Hoarwell was a great river of Eriador. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, the river Glanduin was a river of Eriador and a northern arm of the Gwathló. Beginning in the Hithaeglir south of Khazad-dûm, it flowed west-north-west until it was met by the Sirannon near the old...


When the Númenórean Ship Kings required more and more wood to build their ships, they set up a haven-fortress on the Gwathló called Lond Daer or Lond Daer Enedh, Great (Middle) Haven. From there the lands were rapidly deforested, and by the Third Age all the forests were gone. In the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien, Lond Daer Enedh (also spelt Ened) was a great harbour in Eriador founded by the Númenóreans. ... The Third Age is a fictional time period from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ...


In the late Second Age and early Third Age the Gwathló formed the border between the Kingdoms of Arnor and Gondor, and the great Gondorian northern outpost of Tharbad was built where the Great South Road crossed the river at its only crossing in the lower stream. However by the late Third Age Gondor had retreated far south and Arnor had been destroyed. Tharbad and its great bridge had been abandoned and ruined, and the river had to be crossed by the ruins of Tharbad in a dangerous ford. In the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien, Arnor, or the Northern Kingdom, was a kingdom of the Dúnedain in the land of Eriador in Middle-earth. ... Gondor is a fictional location from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world of Middle-earth, Tharbad was a place on the southern border of Eriador. ...


 
 

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