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'''Alqualondë''' (meaning ''Swanhaven'' or ''Haven of the Swans'' in [[Quenya]]; [[alqua]] = swan, [[londë]] = harbor, haven) is the chief city of the [[Teleri]] on the shores of [[Valinor]].
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[[Image:Ted Nasmith - The Kinslaying at Alqualondë.jpg|thumb|250px|''The Kinslaying at Alqualondë'' by [[Ted Nasmith]]]]
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'''Alqualondë''' was the chief city of the [[Falmari]] on the shores of [[Valinor]].
  
[[Olwë]], brother of [[Thingol]], lived in Alqualondë. The city is said to be north and east of [[Tirion]] between the [[Calacirya]] and [[Araman]] in northern [[Eldamar]]. It is perhaps best known as the site of the first [[Kinslaying]] recounted in ''[[The Silmarillion]]''.
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[[Olwë]], King of the Falmari, lived in Alqualondë. The city is said to be north and east of [[Tirion]] between the [[Calacirya]] and [[Araman]] in northern [[Eldamar]]. It is perhaps best known as the site of the [[First Kinslaying]] recounted in ''[[The Silmarillion]]''.
  
The city was built in a natural harbour made of rock, and was also walled for some reason. Other than the great harbours it also housed the tower of Olwë. The city was covered with pearls which the Teleri found in the seas and jewels which they obtained from the [[Noldor]], and their ships were moored here.
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The city was built in a natural harbour made of rock, and was also walled. Other than the great harbours it also housed the [[Tower of Olwë]]. The city was covered with the pearls the Elves had found in the sea and jewels which they obtained from the [[Noldor]]. The famed swanships were moored here.
  
[[Image:Ted Nasmith - The Kinslaying at Alqualondë.jpg|thumb|left|275px|''The Kinslaying at Alqualondë'' by [[Ted Nasmith]].]]
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Alqualondë means "Swanhaven" in [[Quenya]] (from ''[[alqua]]'' = "swan", ''[[londë]]'' = "harbor, haven").
  
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The Kinslaying at Alqualondë by Ted Nasmith

Alqualondë was the chief city of the Falmari on the shores of Valinor.

Olwë, King of the Falmari, lived in Alqualondë. The city is said to be north and east of Tirion between the Calacirya and Araman in northern Eldamar. It is perhaps best known as the site of the First Kinslaying recounted in The Silmarillion.

The city was built in a natural harbour made of rock, and was also walled. Other than the great harbours it also housed the Tower of Olwë. The city was covered with the pearls the Elves had found in the sea and jewels which they obtained from the Noldor. The famed swanships were moored here.

Alqualondë means "Swanhaven" in Quenya (from alqua = "swan", londë = "harbor, haven").