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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).

Cerin Amroth was a mound in the heart of the ancient land of Lothlórien on which grew two rings of trees and a great tree with a white flet.[1] The hill was originally piled after the first millennium of the Third Age to be used as an outlook post for the growing shadow of Dol Guldur. Amroth, king of Lórien, later built a house on the flet to use as a home and the hill became named after him.[2]

It was here that Aragorn and Arwen plighted their troth centuries later, and where Arwen surrendered her life[3] in Fo.A. 121.[4]

Etymology

Cerin Amroth is a Sindarin name meaning "Amroth's Mound", consisting of cerin + Amroth.[5]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Lothlórien"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "Later Events Concerning the Members of the Fellowship of the Ring"
  5. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 309 (citing from the Unfinished index)