Word of the Day: Helcaraxë, (helkarakse) ‘narrow ice,’ which is located between Araman and the northern regions of Middle-earth. It is also known as ‘Grinding Ice.’ It is from the Quenya word, karakse, ‘jagged hedge of spikes,’ in helkarakse.
In the beginning, Oromë took the Eldar by the sea instead of leading them there on the way to Valinor, due to its extreme cold.
It was used in Bilbo’s and Aragorn’s poem, Song of Eärendil, which was sung when the hobbits reached Rivendell. There, they refer to H. as ‘narrow ice.’
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