10 February 2012

365 Days of Middle-earth ~ Day 225: Henneth Annûn

Henneth Annûn (S. ‘sunset window,’ ‘west window’), also called the Window of the Sunset and the Window of the West, was the hidden refuge of the Rangers of Ithilien which had been built in TA 2901 by Túrin II of Gondor. Located behind a waterfall in Northern Ithilien, the outpost consisted of natural caves and passages, as well as a secret passage which led up to the caves from the forest below. It was well-stocked with provisions and continuously guarded until Faramir’s retreat to Minas Tirith prior to the Siege of Gondor during the War of the Ring.

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