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Dates
Founded II 32, destroyed II 3319 (endured 3,287 years)
Location
In the Great Sea, between Middle-earth and Aman
Origins
Created by the Valar as a reward for the Edain who had fought against Morgoth in the First Age
Race
Division
Culture
Family
Ruled by the House of Elros
Settlements
The chief city was Armenelos; other important settlements were Andúnië, Eldalondë, Nindamos, Ondosto and Rómenna
Important peaks
The Meneltarma or Pillar of Heaven lay at the centre of the island, while Sorontil stood on its northern promontory
Meaning
So named because the first Dúnedain to settle the island reached it by following the Star of Eärendil
Other names
'Starwards' is a direct translation of Elvish Elenna and equivalent to Adûnaic Gimlad; the island had many other names beside: Akallabêth, Anadûnê, Andor, Atalantë, The Downfallen, Elenna·nórë, The Gift, The Great Isle, The Land of Gift, Land of the Star, Mar-nu-Falmar, Númenor, Númenórë, Westernesse, Yôzâyan

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Starwards

Elenna, a name for the island of Númenor

Map of Númenor
Númenor, the island known as Elenna or 'Starwards' (slightly conjectural)
Númenor, the island known as Elenna or 'Starwards' (slightly conjectural)

Elenna, a rare name for Númenor, taken from the fact that the first Men to inhabit that island came to it by following the light of the Star of Eärendil.


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