All of the territory north of the River Isen and between the Blue Mountains (S."Ered Luin") and the Misty Mountains (S."Hithaeglir"). Its northern boundary lies along the highland ridge that runs northwestward from Carn Dum and reaches to the Ice Bay of Forochel. Some accounts place the southern border along the line bounded by the rivers Greyflood (S."Gwathlo") and Swanfleet (S."Glanduin"). Most hold it to be that area north of Gondor's traditional western border.
Eriador loosely translates as "the empty lands" and includes the regions of Minhiriath, Eregion, Cardolan, Rhudaur, Arthedain and, by some, Dunland and Enedwaith.
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