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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).
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Dol Amroth
Physical Description
TypeCity/Princedom
LocationBelfalas
RealmsGondor
Reunited Kingdom
InhabitantsMen
General Information
EtymologyS. dol "hill" + Amroth "Upclimber"
ReferencesThe Lord of the Rings

Dol Amroth was a princedom which formed part of the Kingdom of Gondor.

History

The first Lord of Dol Amroth was Galador, son of Imrazôr the Númenórean. Imrazôr was the son of Adrahil I, who was already known as the Prince, and lived in Belfalas. At some point Imrazôr moved to the area where once was the elven haven of Edhellond. According to tradition, there he married Mithrellas, a Silvan Elf of Lórien who had accompanied Nimrodel, the beloved of Lórien's king Amroth, on her journey towards Edhellond, but had become lost along with her mistress. Therefore Galador and his descendants had claim to Elven blood.

After Imrazôr's death (Mithrellas' fate is nowhere described, only that she eventually left Imrazôr and Galador), Galador went on to found the city and later the princedom of Dol Amroth. He is counted as its first Lord. The specific date of its foundation is nowhere recounted.

The city of Dol Amroth was built south of Edhellond at the inlet of Cobas Haven in the Bay of Belfalas. In the north of the city was built the Sea-ward Tower of Tirith Aear.

The lands of Dol Amroth were also known as Dor-en-Ernil, or "Lands of the Prince": initially this name was applied to the area of Belfalas where Adrahil I and Imrazôr lived, but after Galador it was also applied to the area of Dol Amroth itself.

Imrahil was one of the commanders of the army of Gondor during the War of the Ring, and for a while commanded the city of Minas Tirith. After the War he went back to Dol Amroth, remaining a councellor to King Elessar. He was succeeded by his son Elphir.

Imrahil's sister Finduilas married Denethor II, Steward of Gondor and was the mother of Boromir and Faramir. Lothíriel, daughter of Imrahil, married Éomer, King of Rohan.

References