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Location
An ocean dividing Aman in the west from Middle-earth in the east
Bays and Gulfs
Islands
Other names
Endless Sea, Belegaer, High Sea, Sundering Seas, Western Sea
Titles
The Shoreless

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  • Updated 12 April 2014
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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.


Notes

1

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, Axe of Tuor, [See the full list...]

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