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Mindolluin or Mount Mindolluin was the easternmost peak of the Ered Nimrais (White Mountains), below and to the east of which stood the city of Minas Tirith.[1]

Shortly after Aragorn's coronation as King Aragorn II, Gandalf took him by an ancient path into the foothills of Mindolluin, far above the city. There he discovered, upon an otherwise barren slope, a sapling of Nimloth, the White Tree of Gondor, which he planted in the Court of the Fountain as a sign of rebirth.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Mindolluin is Sindarin for "towering blue head"; the double "l", as with all double letters in Sindarin, is pronounced as two separate letters rather than one.

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

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Mindolluin stands 10,459 feet tall, towering above the snowline. The High Hallow of Mindolluin is one of the holiest sites in Gondor.[3][4][5]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Map of Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King
  3. Mark Rabuck (1992), Northwestern Middle-earth Gazetteer (#4002)
  4. Graham Staplehurst (1994), Minas Tirith (2nd edition) (#2007)
  5. Jason Beresford, Anders Blixt, Mats Blomqvist, Gunnar Brolin, Jeff Hatch, Tim Innes, Åke Rosenius, Martin Rundkvist, Erik, Rågvik, Chris Seeman, Magnus Seter (1996), Southern Gondor: The Land (#2021)