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{{disambig-more|Amroth|[[Amroth (disambiguation)]]}}
 
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| name=Edhellond
 
| name=Edhellond
| othernames=Amroth's haven.
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| othernames=Amroth's Haven<ref>{{RK|V9}}</ref>
| etymology=[[S.]] ''[[edhel]]'' "elf" + ''[[lond]]'' "haven"/"harbor".
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| etymology=[[Sindarin|S.]] ''[[edhel]]'' "elf" + ''[[lond]]'' "haven"/"harbor"
| type=Harbor.
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| type=Harbor
| location=Southern [[Gondor]], mouth of [[Ringló]]/[[Morthond]] river.
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| location=Southern [[Gondor]], confluence of the [[Ringló]] and [[Morthond]] rivers
| inhabitants=[[Nandor|Nandor Elves]], [[Gondorians]].
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| inhabitants=[[Sindar]], [[Nandor]], [[Gondorians]]
| realms=[[Gondor]].
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| realms=[[Gondor]]<br/>[[Reunited Kingdom]]
 
| description=
 
| description=
| events=Loss of [[Amroth]].
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| events=Loss of [[Amroth]]
 
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'''Edhellond''' was an ancient harbor in southern [[Gondor]].
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'''Edhellond''' was an ancient harbor in southern [[Gondor]]. It had been established southwest of where the [[Ringló]] entered the [[Morthond]],<ref>{{UT|Map}}</ref> near where the combined waters flowed into [[Cobas Haven]].<ref>{{WR|3|XIV}}, West, p. 434</ref>
  
Edhellond had been founded by the [[Nandor|Nandor Elves]] before the end of the [[First Age]], as a place where they built ships to leave for [[Valinor]].
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==History==
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Edhellond was founded by [[Sindar]] before the end of the [[First Age]], who had come there as refugees from [[Beleriand]] during [[Morgoth]]'s ascendancy.  At first the population of the haven was quite small since the refugees had come in just three small ships, but over time their numbers had been increased by [[Nandor]] who came down the [[Anduin]].<ref>{{UT|Amroth}}, p. 247</ref> 
  
[[Amroth]], Prince of Lórien, was lost at or near Edhellond in the year 1981 of the [[Third Age]] while looking for his beloved [[Nimrodel the Elf-maid|Nimrodel]]. One of her handmaidens, [[Mithrellas]], was taken by [[Imrazôr]] the [[Númenórean]] as his wife, and their son [[Galador]] was to become the founder of the Princes of [[Dol Amroth]] line.
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From Edhellond Elves began sailing westward from the time of the fall of [[Eregion]] (in {{SA|1697}}<ref>{{App|SA}}</ref>).<ref name="Preface">{{ATB|Preface}}</ref>
  
Edhellond was built at the mouth of the rivers [[Ringló]] and [[Morthond]], where they flowed into Cobas Haven.
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[[Amroth]], Prince of Lórien, was lost at sea near Edhellond in {{TA|1981|n}} when he attempted to swim to shore to seek his beloved [[Nimrodel the Elf-maid|Nimrodel]].  The ship from which he jumped overboard was the last ship of [[Elves]] to leave from Edhellond, which was deserted from then on,<ref>{{UT|Amroth}}, pp. 241-242</ref> although remembered in the traditions of Men in Gondor.<ref name="Preface"/>
  
 
== Etymology ==
 
== Etymology ==
Edhellond means "Elf Haven" in [[Sindarin]] (from ''[[edhel]]'' = "Elf" and ''[[lond]]'' = "harbor, haven").
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Edhellond means "Elf Haven" in [[Sindarin]] (from ''[[edhel]]'' = "Elf"<ref>{{S|Appendix}} ''edhel''</ref> and ''[[lond]]'' = "harbor, haven"<ref>{{S|Appendix}} ''londë''</ref>).
  
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Latest revision as of 18:23, 13 June 2012

The name Amroth refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Amroth (disambiguation).
John Howe - Edhellond.jpg
Edhellond
Physical Description
TypeHarbor
LocationSouthern Gondor, confluence of the Ringló and Morthond rivers
RealmsGondor
Reunited Kingdom
InhabitantsSindar, Nandor, Gondorians
General Information
Other namesAmroth's Haven[1]
EtymologyS. edhel "elf" + lond "haven"/"harbor"
EventsLoss of Amroth

Edhellond was an ancient harbor in southern Gondor. It had been established southwest of where the Ringló entered the Morthond,[2] near where the combined waters flowed into Cobas Haven.[3]

[edit] History

Edhellond was founded by Sindar before the end of the First Age, who had come there as refugees from Beleriand during Morgoth's ascendancy. At first the population of the haven was quite small since the refugees had come in just three small ships, but over time their numbers had been increased by Nandor who came down the Anduin.[4]

From Edhellond Elves began sailing westward from the time of the fall of Eregion (in S.A. 1697[5]).[6]

Amroth, Prince of Lórien, was lost at sea near Edhellond in 1981 when he attempted to swim to shore to seek his beloved Nimrodel. The ship from which he jumped overboard was the last ship of Elves to leave from Edhellond, which was deserted from then on,[7] although remembered in the traditions of Men in Gondor.[6]

[edit] Etymology

Edhellond means "Elf Haven" in Sindarin (from edhel = "Elf"[8] and lond = "harbor, haven"[9]).

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Last Debate"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Ring, "Part Three: Minas Tirith", "The Second Map", West, p. 434
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn", "Amroth and Nimrodel", p. 247
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Second Age"
  6. 6.0 6.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "Preface"
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn", "Amroth and Nimrodel", pp. 241-242
  8. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names" edhel
  9. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names" londë