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==History==
 
==History==
[[Ulmo]] pushed it back and forth across Belegaer twice to transport the [[Elves]] to [[Aman]].  After that, it came to rest forever just off the eastern shore of that continent in the [[Bay of Eldamar]], and was inhabited by the [[Teleri]] of Aman, until they left to [[Alqualondë]].
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[[Ulmo]] pushed it back and forth across Belegaer twice to transport the [[Elves]] to [[Aman]].  After that, it came to rest forever just off the eastern shore of that continent in the [[Bay of Eldamar]], and was inhabited by the [[Teleri]] of Aman, until they left for [[Alqualondë]].
  
With the end of the [[First Age]], many of the [[Eldar]] of [[Middle-earth]] exiles (and Teleri that never left it) went to Aman, and lived in the island of Tol Eressëa.  Its principal location is the port city of [[Avallónë]] on the eastern shore.  
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With the end of the [[First Age]], many of the [[Eldar]] of [[Middle-earth]] exiles (and Teleri that never left it) went to Aman, and lived on the island of Tol Eressëa.  Its principal location is the port city of [[Avallónë]] on the eastern shore.  
 
==Flora==
 
==Flora==
 
Many beautiful trees grew on Eressëa, and their seedlings were gifted by the Eldar to [[Númenor]] to enrich the land.<ref>{{UT|Numenor}}</ref> Some of them were:
 
Many beautiful trees grew on Eressëa, and their seedlings were gifted by the Eldar to [[Númenor]] to enrich the land.<ref>{{UT|Numenor}}</ref> Some of them were:
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==Other versions of the Legendarium==
 
==Other versions of the Legendarium==
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In early versions of Tolkien's legendarium, the island was later visited by [[Ælfwine]] (or [[Eriol]]), an Anglo-Saxon from the early Middle Ages, which provided a framework for the tales that later became ''[[The Silmarillion]]''.
 
In early versions of Tolkien's legendarium, the island was later visited by [[Ælfwine]] (or [[Eriol]]), an Anglo-Saxon from the early Middle Ages, which provided a framework for the tales that later became ''[[The Silmarillion]]''.
  
 
Most of ''[[The Book of Lost Tales Part One]]'' occurs on Tol Eressëa, and places such as [[Tavrobel]], [[Alalminórë]], [[Kortirion]], the [[House of the Hundred Chimneys]] and the [[Cottage of Lost Play]] are mentioned. These names do not exist in the later ''Silmarillion''.
 
Most of ''[[The Book of Lost Tales Part One]]'' occurs on Tol Eressëa, and places such as [[Tavrobel]], [[Alalminórë]], [[Kortirion]], the [[House of the Hundred Chimneys]] and the [[Cottage of Lost Play]] are mentioned. These names do not exist in the later ''Silmarillion''.
  
A [[Gnomish]] name used for Tol Eressä was '''''Dor Faidwen''''' ("Land of Release").<ref>{{LT1|I}}, pp. 13, 21</ref><ref>{{PE|11}}, pp. 5, 7</ref>
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A [[Gnomish]] name used for Tol Eressëa was '''''Dor Faidwen''''' ("Land of Release").<ref>{{LT1|I}}, pp. 13, 21</ref><ref>{{PE|11}}, pp. 5, 7</ref>
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

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Tol Eressëa
Physical Description
TypeIsland
LocationAman, in Belegaer, east of the Bay of Eldamar
RealmsValinor
InhabitantsEldar, mostly Teleri
DescriptionArrowhead-shaped island, green and beautiful
General Information
Other namesThe Lonely Island
EtymologyQ. tol "isle" + eressëa "lonely"
ReferencesThe Silmarillion

Tol Eressëa (Q, pron. [tol eˈresːe.a]) was a large island off the coast of Valinor. Its name translates from Quenya as the Lonely Island, for it lay originally in the middle of the Belegaer, far from any other landmasses.

Contents

History

Ulmo pushed it back and forth across Belegaer twice to transport the Elves to Aman. After that, it came to rest forever just off the eastern shore of that continent in the Bay of Eldamar, and was inhabited by the Teleri of Aman, until they left for Alqualondë.

With the end of the First Age, many of the Eldar of Middle-earth exiles (and Teleri that never left it) went to Aman, and lived on the island of Tol Eressëa. Its principal location is the port city of Avallónë on the eastern shore.

Flora

Many beautiful trees grew on Eressëa, and their seedlings were gifted by the Eldar to Númenor to enrich the land.[1] Some of them were:

Other versions of the Legendarium

"...It is a long tale..." — Aragorn
This article or section needs expansion and/or modification. Please help the wiki by expanding it.

In early versions of Tolkien's legendarium, the island was later visited by Ælfwine (or Eriol), an Anglo-Saxon from the early Middle Ages, which provided a framework for the tales that later became The Silmarillion.

Most of The Book of Lost Tales Part One occurs on Tol Eressëa, and places such as Tavrobel, Alalminórë, Kortirion, the House of the Hundred Chimneys and the Cottage of Lost Play are mentioned. These names do not exist in the later Silmarillion.

A Gnomish name used for Tol Eressëa was Dor Faidwen ("Land of Release").[2][3]

See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "A Description of the Island of Númenor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Cottage of Lost Play", pp. 13, 21
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "I-Lam na-Ngoldathon: The Grammar and Lexicon of the Gnomish Tongue", in Parma Eldalamberon XI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne), pp. 5, 7