|' The Lord of the Rings ' by JRR Tolkien|
Map of the fictional Andrath Gorge.
|Meaning of the name||Long rise in Sindarin|
|Location||Eriador ( Middle Earth )|
Andrath was a gorge between the Burrows of the Mounds (to the west) and the South Gulches (to the east) in Eriador . Through this narrow path, just south of Bree , passed the North-South path (or as it was known in Bree in the late Third Age ) the Green Path .
Etymology of the name
It is a compound word; which means "Long Ascent" composed of And, "Long" (as in Anfalas or Andrast , for example), root ÁNAD / ANDA and rath, "to climb" "to ascend", as in Amroth or Rath Dínen ; root RATH. It is pronounced as a'ndrath .
The gorge of Andrath, remained without owner, until 3320 of the Second Age , year in which Elendil the High founded the Kingdom in Exile of Arnor . Andrath belonged to Arnor, until the death of King Eärendur in 861 of the Third Age by dissensions between his sons Arnor was divided into three: Arthedain , Cardolan and Rhuadur . Andrath happened to belong to Cardolan, a kingdom to which it belonged until its disappearance in TE 1636. After Cardolan's disappearance, it was several centuries without belonging to any official state, although it could be counted as part of the Country of Bree.
During the Pursuit of the One Ring , the Witch-king of Angmar along with the other Nazgûl . He established a camp on Andrath, while searching for the One Ring . His presence surely brought about the awakening of the Wights . Also during the War of the Ring many half-orcs and sallow men (probably Dunlendians ) settled on the road, assaulting the few travelers and attacking Bree's neighbors. Following the Sanitation of the Shire and the founding of the Unified Kingdom of Arnor and Gondor in 3020 TE by King Elessar, the bandits had to be defeated and expelled from Andrath.