Ered Wethrin

topon. Mountains of Shadow, (lit.) Shadowy Mountains

Mountains in northern Beleriand translated “Mountains of Shadow” (S/106), but more accurately “Shadowy Mountains” (S/118, PE17/43). This name is a combination of the plural of orod “mountain” and the lenited plural of the adjective gwathren “shadowy, dim” (SA/gwath, VT42/9).
Conceptual Development: In Silmarillion drafts from the early 1930s, these mountains were first called Eryd-Lómin “Mountains of Shadow” (SM/139), a remnant of earlier G. lómin “shadowy”. This name was revised to N. Eredwethion “Shadowy Mountains” later in the 1930s (SM/268, LR/250), and similar forms S. Eryd-wethion and Eryd-wethian(d) appeared in notes from the 1950s as well (PE17/42-3, WJ/113). Generally, though, the name was changed to Ered Wethrin in Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s, often appearing with the proper Sindarin plural of orod: S. Eryd (MR/297, WJ/113).

[LBI/Ered Wethrin.001, LR/300.2601, LT1I/Ered Wethrin.001, LT2I/Ered Wethrin.001, MR/297.3905, MRI/Eryd Wethrin.001, PE17/043.0208, S/106.2505, S/118.3714, SA/gwath.019, SI/Ered Wethrin.001, SI/Shadowy Mountains.004, SMI/Eredlómin.012, SMI/Eredwethion.013, SMI/Eredwethrin.001, UTI/Ered Wethrin.001, WJ/113.1603, WJ/117.2902, WJ/117.2909, WJI/Eryd Wethrin.001, WJI/Eryd Wethrin.002] Group: Eldamo. Published by


Urthin Gwethion

topon. Mountains of Shadow

Ilkorin name for N. Eredwethion appearing in the Etymologies from the 1930s, a combination of the plural of orth “mountain” and the genitive plural of gwath “shade” (Ety/WATH, EtyAC/WATH).

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