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Amroth

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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"