25 April 2012

365 Days of Middle-earth ~ Day 299: Nevrast

Nevrast (S. ‘Hither Shores’) was the name given to the coastline of north-western Middle-earth by the Grey Elves of Beleriand; the coast of Aman was termed Haerast (‘Further Shores’). In later days, Nevrast came to refer specifically to the seaward lands south of the Firth of Drengist. A land surrounded by mountains, this region was the first dwelling of Turgon of the Noldor, and after the Second Battle of Beleriand, he made a home for himself and his kin in the halls of Vinyamar on the slopes of Mount Taras. But when Turgon relocated to Gondolin, Nevrast was deserted (until Tuor was later guided there by Ulmo).

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