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An ocean dividing Aman in the west from Middle-earth in the east
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The Shoreless


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Great Sea of the West

The immense ocean to the west of Middle-earth

Map of the Great Sea
The northern parts of the Great Sea (somewhat conjectural)1

Belegaer, the mighty ocean that lay off the western coasts of Middle-earth. Far across the Sea to the west lay Aman, the Undying Lands, and in the midst of this ocean was set Númenor during the Second Age.



For details about the source of this map, see note 2 to the entry for Belegaer.

See also...

Aerandir, Aiwendil, Almaren, Almiel, Aman, Amanyar, Anadûnê, Ancient Tongue, Andrast, Angband, Ar-Pharazôn, Arandor, Araw, Arda, Atalantë, [See the full list...]

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