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Founded II 1697
Maintained at least into the first centuries of the Fourth Age
A hidden valley beneath the western Misty Mountains in Eriador
Founded by Elrond
From archaic English riven dell, meaning a deeply cut valley
Other names


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  • Updated 3 October 2004
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The hidden refuge of Elrond Halfelven, founded by Elrond in the Second Age against the assaults of Sauron in Eriador. It lay in a deep valley in the western foothills of the Misty Mountains, and endured, under the protection of Elrond's Ring Vilya, until the War of the Ring and beyond. After the War, the Ring's power ended and Elrond passed over the Sea, but Rivendell itself remained, at least for a time, in the keeping of Elrond's sons Elladan and Elrohir.

See also...

Alders, Andúril, Angmar, Annúminas, Arador, Aragorn Elessar, Arahael, Arathorn II, Archet, Arnor, Arveleg I, Arwen Evenstar, Asfaloth, Battle of Fornost, Birthday Party, [See the full list...]

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