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This is a list of the known realms of Arda in J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium. Major locations within realms, if any, are listed under each. In the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, Arda is the name given to the Earth in a period of fictional prehistory, wherein the places mentioned in The Lord of the Rings and related material once existed. ... Tolkien redirects here. ... A legendarium is a book or series of books consisting of a collection of legends. ...

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First Age and before

In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the First Age began with the awakening of the Elves, and ended with the final overthrow of Morgoth by the combined armies of Valinor and Beleriand. ...

Realms of the Dwarves

  • Khazad-dûm of Durin's Folk (Longbeards) (founded at least 400 years before the rising of the Moon)
  • Belegost of the Firebeards (founded at least 400 years before the Moon, but after Moria and the Great Journey)
  • Nogrod of the Broadbeams (founded when Belegost was founded, destroyed during the War of Wrath)
  • Bar-en-Nibin-Noeg and Nulukkhizdīn of the Petty-dwarves (mostly abandoned before the Moon)

In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Dwarves (also known as the Naugrim) are beings of short stature who all possess beards and are often friendly with Hobbits, although long suspicious of Elves. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Moria was an ominous name given by the Eldar to what had once been an enormous underground complex in north-western Middle-earth, comprising a vast network of tunnels, chambers, mines and huge halls or mansions, that ran under and ultimately through... Durin is a character in J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... The main part of this article relates to the version of Middle-earths history that is considered canon by most Tolkien fans who accept such labels (see: Middle-earth canon). ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Belegost was one of two Dwarven cities in the Ered Luin. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Nogrod was one of two Dwarven cities in the Ered Luin. ... Combatants Host of the Valar, Edain Servants of Morgoth Commanders Eönwë, Eärendil Morgoth, Ancalagon the Black† Casualties Unknown Most balrogs, uncounted legions of Orcs In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the War of Wrath, or the Great Battle was the final war against Morgoth at the... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Amon Rûdh is the Bald Hill (the meaning of its Sindarin name) that lay south of Brethil in West Beleriand during the First Age. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Nargothrond (Halls of Narog) is the stronghold built by Finrod Felagund, delved into the banks of the river Narog in Beleriand, and the lands to the north (the Talath Dirnen or Guarded Plain) ruled by the city. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, the Petty-dwarves, or (Sindarin) Noegyth Nibin or Nibin-Noeg, were a diminuitive race of Dwarves. ...

Realm of the Enemy

  • Dor Daedeloth (until the War of Wrath)
    • Angband (founded before the First Age, rebuilt a few years before the rising of the Moon)
    • Utumno (destroyed during the First Age and not rebuilt)

In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional realm of Middle-earth, Dor Daedeloth was the land of Morgoth. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world of Middle-earth, Angband (Sindarin for Hells of Iron, although the literal meaning is iron prison) is the name of the fortress of Melkor, constructed before the First Age, located in the Iron Mountains in the enemys realm Dor Daedeloth north... In J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth, Utumno (also known as Udûn[1]) is the first fortress of Melkor in the far north of Middle-earth. ...

Realms of the Elves

In J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, an Elf is an individual member of one of the races that inhabit the lands of Arda. ...

Noldorin realms

In the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Noldor (meaning those with knowledge) are of the second clan of the Elves who came to Aman, the Tatyar. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Hithlum is the region north of Beleriand near the Helcaraxë. Hithlum was separated from Beleriand proper by the Ered Wethrin mountain chain, and was named after the sea mists which formed there at times: Hithlum is Sindarin for Mist... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Dor-lómin was a part of the land of Hithlum in Middle-earth. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the land of Nevrast lay at the coast of the Great Sea in Middle-earth. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Nargothrond (Halls of Narog) is the stronghold built by Finrod Felagund, delved into the banks of the river Narog in Beleriand, and the lands to the north (the Talath Dirnen or Guarded Plain) ruled by the city. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Dorthonion (Land of Pines), later Taur-nu-Fuin, was a highland region of the First Age, lying immediately to the north of Beleriand, and south of the plains of Ard-galen (later Anfauglith) that bordered Morgoths stronghold of Thangorodrim. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fiction as recounted in The Silmarillion, Minas Tirith was the tower on Tol Sirion that guarded the Pass of Sirion. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, Gondolin is a hidden city of the Elves founded by Turgon in the First Age. ... Maedhros the Tall is a fictional character from the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Beleriand was the region of northwestern Middle-earth during the First Age. ... Himlad is a cold land in J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, lying between the Rivers Aros and Celon in the northwest of Beleriand; held by Celegorm and Curufin until the Dagor Bragollach. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Thargelion was a land of Beleriand. ... Maglors Gap is a lowland region in J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, lying between Himring and the Blue Mountains, the widest break in the northern mountain-fences of Beleriand. ...

Sindarin realms

In the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, the fictional Sindar (meaning Grey People, singular Sinda, although the latter term was not generally used by Tolkien) are Elves of Telerin descent. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, The Falas (Coast or Shore) was an area on the west coast of Beleriand, south of Nevrast. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional Middle-earth, Doriath is the realm of the Sindar, the Grey Elves of King Thingol in Beleriand. ...

Avarin and Nandorin realms

In the fictional works of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Avari are a branch of the Elves. ... In the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Nandor (singular Nando) were Elves of Telerin descent, who left the Great Journey from Cuiviénen to Valinor as the Elves reached the Hithaeglir (Misty Mountains). ... In J.R.R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, two places are known as Lórien, both exceptionally beautiful. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Dorwinion or Dor-Winion, the Land of Wines, is a land which lay on the northwestern shores of the Sea of Rhûn. ...

Realms of the Edain (Men)

  • Estolad (until c. 450)
  • Dor-lómin (inhabited by men c. 400)
  • Brethil (after c. 400)
  • Ladros (after c. 400)

In the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien, the Edain were those Men (humans) who made their way into Beleriand in the First Age, and were friendly to the Elves. ... The race of Men in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth books, such as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, refers to humanity and does not denote gender. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Estolad was a wide plain in East Beleriand. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Dor-lómin was a part of the land of Hithlum in Middle-earth. ... In J.R.R. Tolkiens The Silmarillion, the Forest of Brethil was a cluster of woods bordering Dorthonion, which was probably originally part of Doriath. ... Ladros is a fictional Middle-earth highland of the region north-east of Dorthonion. ...

Realms of the Ents

For other uses, see ENT. Ents are a fictional race from J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy world of Middle-earth. ... Eriador (the Lone Lands) is a large region in J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world of Middle-earth. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth, Fangorn forest is the habitat of the Ents. ...

Second Age

Realms of Men

Númenóreans

Númenor is a fictional location from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth and is intended to be his version of Atlantis. ... Númenor is a fictional location from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth and is intended to be his version of Atlantis. ... In the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien, Lond Daer Enedh (also spelt Ened) was a great harbour in Eriador founded by the Númenóreans. ... In the fictional legendarium of J. R. R. Tolkien, Arnor, or the Northern Kingdom, was a kingdom of the Dúnedain in the land of Eriador in Middle-earth. ... In Middle-earth, the fantasy universe of J. R. R. Tolkien, Elendil was a heroic figure. ... For the city in Ethiopia, see Gondar. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world of Arda, a great haven to the far south of Gondor in Middle-earth. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional prehistory of the world (Arda), the Black Númenóreans were men of Númenorean descent that dwelt on the coasts of Middle-earth below the River Anduin from the late Second Age onwards. ...

Others

The White Mountains, a loose translation of the Sindarin Ered Nimrais Whitehorn Mountains, is a fictional mountain range in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the House of Bëor was the oldest of the Three Houses of Men that had allied with the Elves in the First Age. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, the House of Marach or House of Hador was the Third House of the Edain. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the House of Haleth or the Haladin were the second of the Three Houses of Men. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Enedwaith, also spelled Enedhwaith, originally referred to both a region of Middle-earth and the men that inhabited it, although the region Enedwaith retained that name even when the Enedwaith people were no more. ... Location of Minhiriath in Middle-earth In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Minhiriath is a region of Middle-earth. ... Dunland is a fictional land from J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth: the land of the Dunlendings. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens world of Middle-earth, the Drúedain, also known as Drûgin (singular being Drug), Woses, Wild Men of the Woods and Púkel-men, were a strange race of Men which was counted amongst the Edain. ...

Realms of the Elves

Avarin and Nandorin realms

location of Lórien in Middle-earth marked in red This article is about the Lórien of J. R. R. Tolkiens works. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Edhellond was an ancient harbour in south Gondor. ...

Noldorin realms

location of Eregion in Middle-earth marked in red In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Eregion or Hollin was a kingdom of the Noldorin Elves in Eriador during the Second Age, located near the West Gate of Khazad-dûm under the shadow of the Hithaeglir (Misty Mountains). ... Spoiler warning: In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Lindon is the land beyond the Ered Luin (Blue Mountains) in the northwest of Middle-earth. ...

Sindarin realms

For the game Mirkwood, see Mirkwood (mud). ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Oropher was a Sindarin lord of Elves. ...

Realms of the Dwarves

In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Belegost was one of two Dwarven cities in the Ered Luin. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Moria was an ominous name given by the Eldar to what had once been an enormous underground complex in north-western Middle-earth, comprising a vast network of tunnels, chambers, mines and huge halls or mansions, that ran under and ultimately through... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Nogrod was one of two Dwarven cities in the Ered Luin. ...

Realm of the Enemy

Mount Doom and Barad-dûr in Mordor, as depicted in the Peter Jackson film. ... For the US heavy metal band, see Cirith Ungol (band). ...

Third Age

Realms of Men

Dúnedain and allies

In J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, the Dúnedain (singular: Dúnadan) were a fictional race of Men descended from the Númenóreans that survived the fall of their island kingdom and came to Eriador in Middle-earth, led by Elendil and his sons, Isildur and Anárion. ... For the city in Ethiopia, see Gondar. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, Dol Amroth is a fictional place being a princedom which forms part of the kingdom of Gondor. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world of Arda, a great haven to the far south of Gondor in Middle-earth. ... In the fictional legendarium of J. R. R. Tolkien, Arnor, or the Northern Kingdom, was a kingdom of the Dúnedain in the land of Eriador in Middle-earth. ... location of Arthedain in Middle-earth marked in red In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Arthedain was one of the three kingdoms of Middle-earth that resulted from the breakup of Arnor during the Third Age. ... Cardolan is a fictional country from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Rhudaur is a fictional country from J. R. R. Tolkien universe of Middle-earth. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, the Kingdom of Rhovanion was a realm of Men. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Éothéod (horse-people, also horse-land) were a race of Northmen who were the ancestors of the Rohirrim. ... For other uses, see Rohan (disambiguation). ... Dale is a town in J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth. ... Esgaroth upon the Long Lake, also known as Lake-town, is a fictional community of Men in The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Bree is a fictional village in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth, east of the Shire and south of Fornost Erain. ... location of Dunland in Middle-earth marked in red In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Dunland was a place in north-west Middle-earth: the land of the Dunlendings. ...

Others

Harad is a town in Saudi Arabia. ... The Corsairs of Umbar were a fleet of Men of Umbar in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium, allied to Sauron in his war against Gondor. ... The stories of J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium contain references to numerous places. ... Location of Rhûn in Middle-earth marked in red In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Rhûn is a large region of eastern Middle-earth. ...

Realms of the Elves

Noldorin, Sindarin, and Sindarized Nandorin realms

King Thranduil was a character in the fictitious world of Middle-earth created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Location of Rivendell in Middle-earth marked in red Rivendell (Sindarin: Imladris) is an Elven outpost in Middle-earth, a fictional realm created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ...

Realms of the Dwarves

  • Khazad-dûm/Moria (destroyed 1981)
  • Belegost (partially ruined, influx from Durin's folk 2770)
  • Erebor the Lonely Mountain (1999–2210, re-established 2570–2770, re-taken 2941)
  • Grey Mountains (populated 2210, abandoned 2589)
  • Iron Hills (populated 2589)

In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Moria was an ominous name given by the Eldar to what had once been an enormous underground complex in north-western Middle-earth, comprising a vast network of tunnels, chambers, mines and huge halls or mansions, that ran under and ultimately through... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Belegost was one of two Dwarven cities in the Ered Luin. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium, the Lonely Mountain (Sindarin Erebor) is a mountain in the northeast of Rhovanion. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Ered Mithrin or Grey Mountains was a large mountain range to the north of Rhovanion. ... The Iron Hills are a range of mountains in the north of J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world of Middle-earth, east of the Lonely Mountain, that are home to a Dwarf mining community. ...

Realms of the Hobbits

The Gladden Fields (Sindarin Loeg Ningloron) is a fictional location in J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... The fields of the Shire in the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy The Shire is a region of J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional Middle-earth, described in The Lord of the Rings and other works. ... Bree is a fictional village in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth, east of the Shire and south of Fornost Erain. ...

Realms of the Ents

In J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth, Fangorn forest is the habitat of the Ents. ...

Realms of the Enemy

Mount Doom and Barad-dûr in Mordor, as depicted in the Peter Jackson film. ... Barad-dûr and Mount Doom in Peter Jacksons film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. ... In the fictional world of J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth, Dol Guldur, or Hill of Sorcery, was a stronghold of Sauron located in the south of Mirkwood. ... location of Angmar in Middle-earth marked in red Angmar (Sindarin: Iron-home) is a fictional kingdom in J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Location of Isengard in Middle-earth marked in red In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Isengard, a translation of the Sindarin Angrenost, was a large fortress. ...

Fourth Age

Realms of Men

Containing within it, the autonomous realms of:

Properly, the Reunited Kingdom of Arnor and Gondor is a fictional realm from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Aglarond was a name for the Hornburg as well as the Glittering Caves behind it at Helms Deep. ... location of Druadan Forest in Middle-earth marked in red In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Drúadan Forest was a forest in northern Gondor. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens world of Middle-earth, the Drúedain, also known as Drûgin (singular being Drug), Woses, Wild Men of the Woods and Púkel-men, were a strange race of Men which was counted amongst the Edain. ... The fields of the Shire in the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy The Shire is a region of J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional Middle-earth, described in The Lord of the Rings and other works. ... Location of Orthanc and Isengard in Middle-earth marked in red In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Orthanc is the black tower of Isengard. ... For other uses, see Rohan (disambiguation). ... Harad is a town in Saudi Arabia. ... The stories of J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium contain references to numerous places. ... Location of Rhûn in Middle-earth marked in red In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Rhûn is a large region of eastern Middle-earth. ... Núrn was a region in the realm of Mordor in J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world of Middle-earth. ... Dale is a town in J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth. ... Esgaroth upon the Long Lake, also known as Lake-town, is a fictional community of Men in The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Dorwinion or Dor-Winion, the Land of Wines, is a land which lay on the northwestern shores of the Sea of Rhûn. ...

Realms of the Dwarves

The Iron Hills are a range of mountains in the north of J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world of Middle-earth, east of the Lonely Mountain, that are home to a Dwarf mining community. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Aglarond was a name for the Hornburg as well as the Glittering Caves behind it at Helms Deep. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium, the Lonely Mountain (Sindarin Erebor) is a mountain in the northeast of Rhovanion. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Moria was an ominous name given by the Eldar to what had once been an enormous underground complex in north-western Middle-earth, comprising a vast network of tunnels, chambers, mines and huge halls or mansions, that ran under and ultimately through... Durin is a character in J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ...

Realms of the Elves

  • Greenwood the Great
  • Lórien on both sides of Anduin
  • Elves of Ithilien
  • Remnant of Lindon

See Also

  • Minor places in Arda

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