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Nether Darkness

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Nether Darkness refers to the far south of flat Arda. In the Second Age, the Númenóreans reached the Nether Darkness by sea.[1] It was probably uninhabited and unlit by Sun and Moon.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Akallabêth: The Downfall of Númenor"
  2. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, entry "Nether Darkness"