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Mound of Elendil

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The Mound of Elendil was the grave-mound of Elendil, father of Isildur and Anárion, and first ruler of Arnor and Gondor. Isildur erected the mound on a hilltop on the Northern side of the Ered Nimrais,[1] some time before his death on 4 October, T.A. 2.[2] The hill was named Amon Anwar, Hill of Awe, because of this. After Cirion led Eorl the Young to the peak, the body of Elendil was moved to Rath Dínen.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan", (iii) Cirion and Eorl
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan", (iv) The Tradition of Isildur