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The Taeglin was a river in Beleriand, a tributary of Sirion. It rose in the Ered Wethrin and flowed southeast through Brethil to join Sirion on the borders of Doriath. It had two minor tributaries: Celebros and Malduin.

The river could be forded at the Crossings of the Taeglin, near the western border of Brethil. A road ran through it from Nargothrond to Minas Tirith.

[edit] Etymology

The element taeg means "boundary".[1]

[edit] Other versions of the legendarium

In earlier writings, the river was called Teiglin. As revealed in the The History of Middle-earth series, the rivername should actually have been spelt Taeglin ("Boundary River").[1] This was a relatively late change which was not adopted into the published The Silmarillion, which uses the old name, as does The Children of Húrin.


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: I. The Wanderings of Húrin", pp. 309-10