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This page is about Edhellond during the War of the Ring. For the small port after Midsummer, see Edhellond (King's Gondor)
Type: Ruins
Region: Western Gondor
Area: Havens of Belfalas
Location: [71.8S, 66.1W]


Edhellond is a landmark within Havens of Belfalas in Western Gondor. [71.8S, 66.1W]

Edhellond means "Elf Haven" in Sindarin (from edhel = "Elf" and lond = "harbor, haven").

It is currently overrun by the Corsairs of Umbar, their ships anchored in Cobas Haven.


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An ancient harbor, it had been established southwest of where the Ringló entered the Morthond,[1] (the Blackroot River) near where the combined waters flowed into Cobas Haven[2]

Located in the Havens of Belfalas of Western Gondor, Edhellond stands where the River Morthond (The Blackroot River) reached the sea, some fifty miles to the north of the Dol Amroth, in Cobas Haven. Edhellond is in lands under the control of Gondor, but the haven was far older than that land of Men; tradition recounts its founding by the Sindarin mariners even before the end of the First Age.

From Edhellond Elves began sailing westward from the time of the fall of Eregion (in Second Age 1697[3]).[4]

Amroth, Prince of Lórien, was lost at sea near Edhellond in 1981 of the Third Age when he attempted to swim to shore to seek his beloved Nimrodel, the Elf-maid. The ship from which he jumped overboard was the last ship of Elves to leave from Edhellond, which was deserted from then on,[5] although remembered in the traditions of Men in Gondor.[4]



  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]
  2. .R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Ring, "Part Three: Minas Tirith", "The Second Map", West, p. 434
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Second Age"}
  4. a b 6.0 6.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "Preface"
  5. { J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn", "Amroth and Nimrodel", pp. 241-242, pp. 241-242