The land founded by the Valar after Melkor's destruction of their ancient dwelling of Almaren. Originally part of the World, Valinor could be reached by ship from Middle-earth. After the rebellion of King Ar-Pharazôn of Númenor in 3319 (Second Age), Valinor and the lands of Aman were removed from the circles of the World, and could only be reached by the Elves, following the straight road that was kept open to them.
This map is based primarily on a rough sketch map by Tolkien of the entirety of Arda, reproduced as 'Map V' in The Ambarkanta (in volume 4 of The History of Middle-earth).
Aiwendil, Alatar, Aldudénië, Almaren, Aman, Amarië, Anar, Angainor, Angband, Ar-Feiniel, Ar-Pharazôn, Araman, Araw, Aredhel Ar-Feiniel, Arvernien, [See the full list...]
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