S. Ard-galen loc. “Green Region”

S. Ard-galen, loc. “Green Region”

The plain lying to the south of Angband, later named Anfauglith after it was desolated by the forces of Morgoth. The name was translated “Green Region” (WJ/113). Its second element galen is clearly the lenited form of calen “green”, and its initial element might be some variation of gardh “region” (in early writings, N. ardh).

Conceptual Development: In Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s, this region was named Bladorion of unclear meaning (LR/117); though it may be related to G. bladwen “plain”. In Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s, it was renamed Ard-galen (WJ/113).

References ✧ LBI; LT2I; SA/calen; SI; WJ/113; WJI/Ardgalen, Bladorian




gardh “region”
calen “green; fresh, vigorous; †bright” soft-mutation ✧ SA/calen

N. Bladorion loc.

See S. Ard-galen for discussion.

References ✧ LRI; MRI/Bladorian; WJ/113; WJI/Bladorian