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Cerin Amroth

The name Amroth refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Amroth (disambiguation).
Cerin Amroth by Matěj Čadil

Cerin Amroth was a mound in the heart of the ancient land of Lothlórien on which grew two rings of trees and a great tree with a white flet.[1]

The hill was originally piled after the first millennium of the Third Age to be used as an outlook post for the growing shadow of Dol Guldur. Amroth, the king of Lórien, later built a house on the flet to use as a home and the hill became named after him.[2] However his house was not present centuries later, and the hill was covered with elanor and niphredil.[3]

It was here that Aragorn and Arwen betrothed centuries later, and where Arwen surrendered her life[4] in Fo.A. 121.[5]

[edit] Etymology

Cerin Amroth is a Sindarin name meaning "Amroth's Mound", consisting of cerin + Amroth.[6]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Lothlórien"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn"
  3. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, p. 67
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "Later Events Concerning the Members of the Fellowship of the Ring"
  6. 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, p. 309