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Old 11-16-2021, 06:30 PM   #9
Morthoron
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Morthoron is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Morthoron is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Morthoron is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Morthoron is lost in the dark paths of Moria.
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Originally Posted by Huinesoron View Post
Okay, research completed, here's what I've got:

I have found multiple references to the coming of the Eldar to Broseliand at the end of the tale, and of the defeat and binding of Melko, but absolutely none to the drowning of Broseliand. In fact, the Great Lands seem to be implied to remain intact: various notes in HoME II The History of Eriol of Aelfwine report events such as 'Breaking of Angamandi and release of captives. Hostility of Men', which imply that the hostile Men are immediately proximate to the released Noldoli. So 'Broseliand = Bay of Biscay' appears to be INCORRECT.
The "drowning" that would have occurred is perhaps at Kr Ys. This occurs in the Breton legend of Ys, the drowned city of the King Gradlon now off the current coast of the Bay of Douarnenez, first found in Pierre Le Baud's Cronicques et ystoires des Bretons, and later embellished by mile Souvestre.

Interesting tale of debauchery, the seduction of a princess by the devil dressed as a red prince, and the vengeful wrath of the Christian god against the city. Korrigans, morgens, the devil -- the usual dark Celtic lore.
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