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Sindanórie is a said to be the name of a "mythical region of shadows", situated at the outer feet of the Pelóri Mountains in Valinor.[1]

In her lament,[2] Galadriel said that out of a Grey Country (sindanóriello) darkness lay on the waves that separated herself and Varda.[3]


The Quenya name Sindanórie consists of sinda ("grey") and nōre ("land").[1]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 72
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Farewell to Lórien"
  3. Helge Fauskanger, "Analysis of Namárië", Ardalambion (accessed 30 March 2012)
Legendary locations in Arda
Islands:  Isle of Meneltarma
Mountains:  Astulat · Mountains of the Moon · Merlock Mountains
 Regions:  Aerie · Belmarie · Fantasie · Last Desert · Sindanórie · Thellamie · Tode
Rivers:  Derrilyn
Other:  Caves of the Forgotten · Gorbelgod