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'''Amroth''' was an [[Elves|Elf]] of [[Lothlórien|Lórien]].
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''Of old he was an [[Elves|Elven]]-king,''
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''  A lord of tree and glen,''
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''When golden were the boughs in spring''
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''  In fair [[Lothlórien]].''
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&mdash; [[Legolas]]' Song of [[Nimrodel]],
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''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', [[Lothlórien (chapter)|Lothlórien]]
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'''Amroth''' was the name of an [[Elf]] of [[Lórien in Middle-earth|Lórien]].
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Amroth, son of [[Amdír]], was a [[Sindarin]] Lord of Lórien. He most likely succeeded his father after he fell in the War of the [[Last Alliance of Elves and Men]]. Amroth wanted to leave Lórien as he tired of [[Middle-earth]], and journeyed south to [[Edhellond]], an old Elf-haven of his people, together with [[Nimrodel (Elf-maid)|Nimrodel]], his beloved.
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==History==
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Amroth was the son of [[Amdír]], king of [[Lothlórien|Lórien]]. After his father's death in {{SA|3434}} in the Battle of Dagorlad, he became king. He lived for long time in peace in the manner of the Silvan Elves, though he was a [[Sindar]], because of his love for [[Nimrodel]].  
  
However, Nimrodel was lost in the [[White Mountains]], and Amroth long delayed his departure to [[Valinor]]. As he finally set sail, he thought he saw Nimrodel on the quays, and he jumped overboard to swim back to her. He drowned in the [[Bay of Belfalas]] and never returned home.
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Despite her love for him, [[Nimrodel]] wouldn't marry him because she hated the [[elves]] who came from the West, [[Sindar]] and [[Noldor]], and the wars they brought to [[Middle-earth]]. After many debates, [[Nimrodel]] said to Amroth that she would marry him if he takes her to a land of peace, but Amroth told her that such land no longer exists in Middle Earth and he spoke to her about the Havens in the South and the way to the Ancient West.
  
[[Dol Amroth]] in southern [[Gondor]] is named for him, as are several places in Lórien.
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Together, they began a journey to the south, they went to [[Gondor]] in the days of [[Eärnil II]], but then they were separated, Amroth went to the havens alone and there he found few elves who wanted to sail to the West. But they wouldn't wait for [[Nimrodel]].
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Finally, because of the great love that Amroth bore towards her, they waited, living on their ship till the end of the autumn. One night, they faced a great storm that led their ship to unknown seas. The ship finally found its way to [[Tol Eressëa]] and was never to be seen in Middle-earth. But Amroth, in the dawn, when he realized that the ship was far away, leapt into the sea and fought against the waves, and by the Bay of Belfalas, he drowned and was never to be seen again.<ref>{{UT|6}}</ref>
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
Amroth may translate to "up-climber" which makes sense as in some versions of the legendarium he was the inventor of the [[talan]] or [[flet]]. In [[Appendix F]] of [[The Lord of the Rings]] it is suggested that Amroth is originally from a [[Silvan]] dialect.
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Amroth translates to "up-climber" which makes sense as in some versions of the legendarium he was the inventor of the [[talan]] or [[flet]].  
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The name Amroth is originally from a [[Silvan Elvish]] dialect.<ref>{{App|F1}}</ref>
  
== Other Versions ==
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==Other Versions==
In earlier versions of the legendarium, Amroth was briefly [[Galadriel]] and [[Celeborn, Lord of Lórien|Celeborn]]'s son, brother to [[Celebrían]], but this idea was dropped.
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In earlier versions of the legendarium, Amroth was briefly [[Galadriel]] and [[Celeborn]]'s son, brother to [[Celebrían]]. In this version of the legendarium, he lived in [[Eregion]] and fled with [[Galadriel]] and [[Celebrían]] after the revolt of the [[Gwaith-i-Mírdain]] encouraged by [[Sauron]] between {{TA|1350}} and {{TA|1400|n}}. He led an attack on [[Sauron]]'s forces and fought with the host of Dúrin in about {{TA|1697}}. Later, [[Galadriel]] left the [[Lothlorien|Lórinand]] to Amroth when she went to dwell by the sea.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
* '''[[:Category:Images of Amroth|Images of Amroth]]'''
 
* '''[[:Category:Images of Amroth|Images of Amroth]]'''
  
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The name Amroth refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Amroth (disambiguation).
Olga Kukhtenkova - Amroth.jpg
Amroth
Sinda
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Lórien
LocationLothlórien
LanguageSindarin and Silvan
RuleS.A. 3434 - T.A. 1981 (1988 years)
DeathT.A. 1981
Bay of Belfalas
Family
ParentageAmdír
SpouseNimrodel (betrothed)
Physical Description
GenderMale

Amroth was an Elf of Lórien.

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History

Amroth was the son of Amdír, king of Lórien. After his father's death in S.A. 3434 in the Battle of Dagorlad, he became king. He lived for long time in peace in the manner of the Silvan Elves, though he was a Sindar, because of his love for Nimrodel.

Despite her love for him, Nimrodel wouldn't marry him because she hated the elves who came from the West, Sindar and Noldor, and the wars they brought to Middle-earth. After many debates, Nimrodel said to Amroth that she would marry him if he takes her to a land of peace, but Amroth told her that such land no longer exists in Middle Earth and he spoke to her about the Havens in the South and the way to the Ancient West.

Together, they began a journey to the south, they went to Gondor in the days of Eärnil II, but then they were separated, Amroth went to the havens alone and there he found few elves who wanted to sail to the West. But they wouldn't wait for Nimrodel.

Finally, because of the great love that Amroth bore towards her, they waited, living on their ship till the end of the autumn. One night, they faced a great storm that led their ship to unknown seas. The ship finally found its way to Tol Eressëa and was never to be seen in Middle-earth. But Amroth, in the dawn, when he realized that the ship was far away, leapt into the sea and fought against the waves, and by the Bay of Belfalas, he drowned and was never to be seen again.[1]

Etymology

Amroth translates to "up-climber" which makes sense as in some versions of the legendarium he was the inventor of the talan or flet.

The name Amroth is originally from a Silvan Elvish dialect.[2]

Other Versions

In earlier versions of the legendarium, Amroth was briefly Galadriel and Celeborn's son, brother to Celebrían. In this version of the legendarium, he lived in Eregion and fled with Galadriel and Celebrían after the revolt of the Gwaith-i-Mírdain encouraged by Sauron between T.A. 1350 and 1400. He led an attack on Sauron's forces and fought with the host of Dúrin in about T.A. 1697. Later, Galadriel left the Lórinand to Amroth when she went to dwell by the sea.

See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "The Languages and Peoples of the Third Age"