From Tolkien Gateway

Erelas was one of the seven warning beacons of Gondor, the fourth that would be lit when Minas Tirith called for aid from Rohan. It was a bald green hill, with no trees or plants. Its attendants would set fire to their beacon when they saw a flame on Nardol, far to the east, and their own beacon-fire would be answered by that on the peak of Min-Rimmon to the west. All these beacon hills lay among the White Mountains as they came down into the plains of Anórien, the fief of Gondor that lay on Rohan's borders.[1]

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.[2]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Despite being Sindarin in style, Erelas was not a Sindarin name. The true meaning of the name is lost in history.[3]

Portrayal in adaptations[edit | edit source]

2015: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Erelas is located in the Beacon-hills, across the river to the west from the Drúadan Forest. The hill of Erelas is much smaller than of nearby beacons Nardol and Min-Rimmon. A small village of a few household sits just to the east of the beacon.


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