Field of Cormallen
History[edit | edit source]
After returning from the Battle of the Morannon on 25 March T.A. 3019, Aragorn set up his camp on the Field of Cormallen. There, he healed the exhausted Frodo and Sam after their rescue from the wreckage of Mount Doom and put them in a long sleep. On 8 April T.A. 3019 after waking up from a long sleep the Ringbearers were greeted by many friends, and were received by Aragorn and praised before the Host of the West in a celebration of the victory in the War of the Ring.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
The Gondorians likely used the name Cormalthen as in Gondor Sindarin compounds retained the spirant. The spelling Cormallen follows the "proper" Elvish Sindarin, malt ("gold") and ending -en became *mallen, however in Gondor this remained malthen.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Field of Cormallen", pp. 951-7
- J.R.R. Tolkien, "Unfinished index for The Lord of the Rings", in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, pp. 625-6
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years", entry for the year 3019 March 25
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Chief Days from the Fall of Barad-dûr to the End of the Third Age", entry for the year 3019 April 8
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entry mal-
- J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 42, July 2001, pp. 5-31, esp. 27
- Carl F. Hostetter, "The Two Phonetic Values of ll in Elvish Sindarin in The Lord of the Rings" dated 7 December 2003, Tengwestië (accessed 4 December 2023)