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Edhellond

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Edhellond by John Howe

Edhellond was an ancient harbor in southern Gondor.

Edhellond had been founded by the Silvan Elves of Lórien before the end of the First Age, as a place where they built ships to leave for Valinor.

Amroth, Prince of Lórien, was lost at or near Edhellond in the year 1981 of the Third Age while looking for his beloved Nimrodel. One of Nimrodel's handmaidens, Mithrellas, was taken by Imrazôr the Númenórean as his wife, and their son Galador founded the line of the Princes of Dol Amroth.

Edhellond was built at the mouth of the rivers Ringló and Morthond, where they flowed into Cobas Haven.

Etymology

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