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Dates
Elrond founded Rivendell in II 1697; he passed over the Sea 29 September III 3021 (ruled 6,462 years)
Origins
Rivendell was founded as a stronghold of the Elves in Eriador after the fall of Eregion
Race
Divisions
Multiple (see the entry for Elrond for full details)
Culture
Settlements
Rivendell, in the western foothills of the Misty Mountains
Meaning
Rivendell is archaic English for a deeply cut valley

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Lord of Rivendell

A title of Elrond

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Eärendil
Elwing
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Lord of
Rivendell

(Elrond)
Elros
Elladan
Elrohir
Arwen
Aragorn

(Aragorn was a descendant of Elrond's brother
Elros through many generations of Men)

A title of Elrond son of Eärendil, a descendant of King Thingol of Doriath and one of the noblest Elves who remained in Middle-earth after the close of the First Age. He remained for many centuries in Lindon with High King Gil-galad, but in II 1697 he went east and founded a refuge and stronghold in a hidden valley of the Misty Mountains. That refuge was named 'Rivendell' from the deeply cut valley in which it stood, and Elrond remained its lord from that time onward.

At the time of the War of the Last Alliance, Rivendell was the scene of the great mustering of the Alliance's forces before they set out to Mordor, and Elrond went to war as the herald of Gil-galad. Surviving the Battle of Dagorlad and Siege of Barad-dûr, Elrond returned northward to Rivendell as the Third Age began. He remained there as its Lord while that Age lasted, through more than three thousand years. As the Third Age turned to the Fourth, it was revealed that Elrond had in part protected his stronghold through the power of Vilya, one of the Three Rings of the Elves. At that time, alongside the other Keepers of the Three Rings, he went aboard the White Ship and sailed into the West.


See also...

Ford of Rivendell

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