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Dates
Known to exist during the journey of the Company of the Ring (III 3018), but appears to have been much older1
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Culture
Particularly associated with the Elves of Rivendell, but apparently also used by others of the Eldar
Pronunciation
Imladris is pronounced 'i'mladris'
Meaning
A cordial is a sweet-tasting drink, especially one flavoured with fruit; Imladris ('ravine valley') was the Elvish name for Rivendell
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Cordial of Imladris

A name for miruvor

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The reviving cordial made by the Elves of Imladris and called by them miruvor. A flask of the precious drink was given to Gandalf for the refreshment of the Company of the Ring during the southward journey, but seems to have been lost in his fall from the Bridge of Khazad-dûm.


Notes

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Our earliest (albeit indirect) mention of the Cordial comes from accounts of warriors in the early days of Gondor, where we're told that they carried supplies of their own that were '...not indeed the miruvor or the lembas of the Eldar, but like them...' (Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth, Part Three, I The Disaster of the Gladden Fields). This places the existence of the Cordial miruvor at least as far back as the beginning of the Third Age, and its loose association here with lembas - which was known to existed in the First Age - implies that the Cordial dated back into the distant past.

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