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Dates
Founded in the years before III 21291
Location
A headland on the western coasts of Belfalas in Gondor
Origins
Apparently founded by Galador, the son of Imrazör the Númenórean
Race
Division
Culture
Pronunciation
dol a'mroth
Meaning
'Headland of Amroth'2

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Dol Amroth

The seat of Princes on the coasts of Gondor

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A headland of western Gondor, ruled as a hereditary princedom by the descendants of Galador during the last millennium of the Third Age.


Notes

1

The first Lord of Dol Amroth was Galador, who lived between III 2004 and III 2129. His father Imrazör is stated to have lived in Belfalas, so Galador seems to have been the founder of Dol Amroth, as well as its first Lord, which must place its beginnings during his lifetime. Tolkien nowhere gives us the specific date of its foundation.

2

Dol Amroth takes its name from Amroth the former King of Lórien, who was lost at sea near the headland in III 1981, only about a century before Dol Amroth was founded. Indeed, according to the tradition of his house, Galador's mother was Mithrellas, a Silvan Elf who had accompanied Amroth's beloved Nimrodel on her southward journey from Lórien.

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