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Arda and the lands of Harad


May 8 2013, 10:25pm

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...those people riding/controlling the Mumakil are Haradrim - people from Harad, also called Southrons (so I guess that Harad is somewhere south...). They were loyal to Sauron, basically, like the Easterlings. At least that's what my brain has dredged up from somewhere deep down.

Here follows a comparative illustration by the late Karen Wynn Fonstad (based on a drawing by Tolkien) that shows Arda before and after the Change of the World:

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Harad forms a second continent, still connected to Northern Middle-earth in the Third Age. Note a strong resemblance to modern Africa. The Haradrim seem to be intended to be the ancestors of modern Arabian peoples. It is easy to imagine other Southrons who are darker-skinned Men of Far Harad.

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring

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Those wild people MaeBeth Send a private message to MaeBeth May 8 2013, 5:40pm
    I think... Angharad73 Send a private message to Angharad73 May 8 2013, 6:44pm
        Your brain dredged quite accurately. :) // CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG May 8 2013, 7:01pm
        Arda and the lands of Harad Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai May 8 2013, 10:25pm
    Hi MaeBeth! Yes, as Angharad says they are Haradrim Brethil Send a private message to Brethil May 8 2013, 7:06pm
        O ok MaeBeth Send a private message to MaeBeth May 9 2013, 5:50pm
    the Southron banner? Felagund Send a private message to Felagund May 12 2013, 12:03pm


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