27 January 2012

365 Days of Middle-earth ~ Day 211: Himring

On the northern border of East Beleriand, between Maglor’s Gap and Aglon, lay the hill known as Himring (S. ‘Ever-cold’). Following the drowning of Beleriand at the end of the First Age, the peak of Himring remained above the waters. Atop its summit, Maedhros built a great fortress to protect against evil from the north. When the forces of Morgoth overran the passes during the Dagor Bragollach, the sons of Fëanor regrouped at Himring, which they held until their power was broken in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, at which point the fortress fell and the land was taken over by Morgoth’s forces.

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