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Min-Rimmon was one of the seven beacon-hills of Gondor, on the northern flanks of the White Mountains. It was the fifth beacon west of Minas Tirith[1] and was the highest peak in a group of crags known as the Rimmon. With Eilenach and Amon Dîn, Min-Rimmon was one of the oldest beacons, set in place even before the foundation of Rohan.[2][3]

On the night of 7 March T.A. 3019 Gandalf and Pippin, riding east on Shadowfax, saw the beacons being lit to call for aid from Rohan.[4] On 12 March, Théoden on his way to Minas Tirith, camped his army of the Rohirrim under Min-Rimmon.[5]

After the defeat of Sauron, tidings of Aragorn's coronation were sent out into "all parts of Gondor, from Min-Rimmon even to Pinnath Gelin and the far coasts of the sea".[6] This would seem to indicate that there was a settlement of some kind at Min-Rimmon, and that it marked the western boundary of Gondorian settlement in Anórien by the end of the Third Age.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Min means "peak" in Sindarin, thus Min-Rimmon refers to the "Peak of the Rimmon".[3] "Rimmon" is a name of forgotten origin, coming from the Second Age before Gondor was established.[7]


Beacons of Gondor
Amon Dîn · Eilenach · Nardol · Erelas · Min-Rimmon · Calenhad · Halifirien