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| location=Southern [[Gondor]], confluence of the [[Ringló]] and [[Morthond]] rivers
 
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==History==
 
==History==
Edhellond was founded by [[Sindar]] before the end of the [[First Age]], who had come there as refugees from [[Beleriand]] during [[Morgoth]]'s ascendancy. At first, the population of the haven was quite small since the refugees had come in just three small ships, but over time their numbers had been increased by [[Nandor]] who came down the [[Anduin]].<ref>{{UT|Amroth}}, p. 247</ref>
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Edhellond was founded in the late [[First Age]] by seafaring [[Sindar]] from the west havens of [[Beleriand]] who fled in three small ships when the power of [[Morgoth]] overwhelmed the [[Eldar]] and the [[Edain]]; but it was later increased by adventurers of the [[Silvan Elves]] seeking for the sea who came down [[Anduin]].<ref>{{UT|Amroth}}, p. 236</ref>  
  
From Edhellond Elves began sailing westward from the time of the fall of [[Eregion]] (in {{SA|1697}}<ref>{{App|SA}}</ref>).<ref name="Preface">{{ATB|Preface}}</ref>
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From Edhellond, Elves began sailing westward from the time of the [[Sack of Eregion|fall of Eregion]] (in {{SA|1697}}<ref>{{App|SA}}</ref>).<ref name="Preface">{{ATB|Preface}}</ref>
  
According to one story, [[Galadriel]] and [[Celeborn]] dwelt among the Elves of Edhellond.<ref>{{UT|Concerning}}, p. 240</ref> Another account states that [[Amroth]] ruled among the [[Silvan Elves]] here in the Second Age.<ref>{{UT|Wife}}</ref>  
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According to one story, Other accounts say that Silvan Elves accompanied [[Galadriel]] from [[Lothlórien|Lórien]] to this region after the defeat of [[Sauron]] in [[Eriador]] in the middle of the Second Age.<ref>{{UT|Concerning}}, p. 240</ref> Another account states that [[Amroth]] ruled among the [[Silvan Elves]] here in the Second Age.<ref>{{UT|Wife}}</ref>  
  
 
[[Amroth]], [[King of Lórien]], was lost at sea near Edhellond in {{TA|1981|n}} when he attempted to swim to shore to seek his beloved [[Nimrodel the Elf-maid|Nimrodel]]. The ship from which he jumped overboard was the last ship of [[Elves]] to leave from Edhellond, which was deserted from then on,<ref>{{UT|Amroth}}, pp. 241-242</ref> although remembered in the traditions of Men in Gondor.<ref name="Preface"/>
 
[[Amroth]], [[King of Lórien]], was lost at sea near Edhellond in {{TA|1981|n}} when he attempted to swim to shore to seek his beloved [[Nimrodel the Elf-maid|Nimrodel]]. The ship from which he jumped overboard was the last ship of [[Elves]] to leave from Edhellond, which was deserted from then on,<ref>{{UT|Amroth}}, pp. 241-242</ref> although remembered in the traditions of Men in Gondor.<ref name="Preface"/>

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The name Amroth refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Amroth (disambiguation).
Edhellond
Harbour
John Howe - Edhellond.jpg
"Edhellond" by John Howe
General Information
Other namesAmroth's Haven[1]
LocationSouthern Gondor, confluence of the Ringló and Morthond rivers
TypeHarbour
DescriptionA far southern haven of the Elves
People and History
InhabitantsSindar, Silvan Elves
CreatedLate First Age[2]
EventsLoss of Amroth
GalleryImages of Edhellond

Edhellond was an ancient harbour in southern Gondor. It had been established south-west of where the Ringló entered the Morthond,[3] near where the combined waters flowed into Cobas Haven.[4]

History

Edhellond was founded in the late First Age by seafaring Sindar from the west havens of Beleriand who fled in three small ships when the power of Morgoth overwhelmed the Eldar and the Edain; but it was later increased by adventurers of the Silvan Elves seeking for the sea who came down Anduin.[5]

From Edhellond, Elves began sailing westward from the time of the fall of Eregion (in S.A. 1697[6]).[7]

According to one story, Other accounts say that Silvan Elves accompanied Galadriel from Lórien to this region after the defeat of Sauron in Eriador in the middle of the Second Age.[8] Another account states that Amroth ruled among the Silvan Elves here in the Second Age.[9]

Amroth, King of Lórien, was lost at sea near Edhellond in 1981 when he attempted to swim to shore to seek his beloved Nimrodel. The ship from which he jumped overboard was the last ship of Elves to leave from Edhellond, which was deserted from then on,[10] although remembered in the traditions of Men in Gondor.[7]

Etymology

Edhellond means "Elf Haven" in Sindarin (from edhel = "Elf"[11] and lond = "harbour, haven"[12]).

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Last Debate"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn", "Amroth and Nimrodel", p. 236
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Ring, "Part Three: Minas Tirith", "XIV. The Second Map", West, p. 434
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn", "Amroth and Nimrodel", p. 236
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Second Age"
  7. 7.0 7.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "Preface"
  8. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn", "Concerning Galadriel and Celeborn", p. 240
  9. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife"
  10. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn", "Amroth and Nimrodel", pp. 241-242
  11. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names" edhel
  12. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names" londë