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Encyclopedia > Rivendell
Place from Tolkien's Legendarium

Rivendell in the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy
Name Rivendell
Other Names Imladris
Karningul
Last Homely House East of the Sea
Description Refuge of the Elves
Constructed By Elrond
Realm
 
None
 
Lord Elrond
Type Hidden Refuge
Location of Rivendell in Middle-earth marked in red
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. It is also referred to as 'The Last Homely House East of the Sea,' a reference to Valinor, which is west of the sea. It was established by Elrond in the Second Age of Middle-earth (four or five thousand years before the events of The Lord of the Rings). Besides Elrond himself, notable Elves who live there include Arwen and Glorfindel. J. R. R. Tolkien in 1972, in his study at Merton Street (from by H. Carpenter) John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) is best known as the author of The Hobbit and its sequel The Lord of the Rings. ... A legendarium is a book or series of books consisting of a collection of legends. ... This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy consists of three live action films, directed by Peter Jackson. ... A name is a label for a thing, person, place, product (as in a brand name) and even an idea or concept, normally used to distinguish one from another. ... Elrond the Half-elven (F.A. 525 - ?) is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by fantasy author J. R. R. Tolkien. ... A Realm is a primary synonym for a world usually other than our own. ... Elrond the Half-elven (F.A. 525 - ?) is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by fantasy author J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2000x1887, 160 KB) Map shows location of w:Rivendell in J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world of Middle-earth marked in red. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2000x1887, 160 KB) Map shows location of w:Rivendell in J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world of Middle-earth marked in red. ... A map of the Northwestern part of Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ... Sindarin is an artificial language (or conlang) developed by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... This article is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... A map of the Northwestern part of Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ... A fictional universe is a cohesive fictional world that serves as the setting or backdrop for one or (more commonly) multiple works of fiction. ... J. R. R. Tolkien in 1972, in his study at Merton Street (from by H. Carpenter) John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) is best known as the author of The Hobbit and its sequel The Lord of the Rings. ... A fan-created map of Aman and Valinor. ... Elrond the Half-elven (F.A. 525 - ?) is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by fantasy author J. R. R. Tolkien. ... The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy saga by the British author J. R. R. Tolkien, his most popular work and a sequel to his popular fantasy novel The Hobbit. ... Lady Arwen Undómiel (usually called Arwen Evenstar, which is Undómiel in Quenya) (T.A. 241–F.A. 121) Queen of the Reunited Kingdom of Arnor and Gondor, is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth, the betrothed of Aragorn in Tolkiens... Glorfindel, as depicted in The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game. ...

In The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins stopped off at Rivendell with the dwarves on the way to the Lonely Mountain and also on the way back to the Shire with Gandalf. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Bilbo Baggins is the central character in the J. R. R. Tolkien novel The Hobbit, and a minor character in its sequel, The Lord of the Rings. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium, the Lonely Mountain (Sindarin Erebor) is a mountain in the northeast of Rhovanion. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional realm of Middle-earth, the Shire is the region that is occupied by Hobbits. ... Gandalf is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy epic, The Lord of the Rings. ...


In The Lord of the Rings, Frodo Baggins and his Hobbit companions journey to Rivendell, where they meet with Bilbo, who had retired there after his 111th birthday, spending his time on his memoirs, There and Back Again. Several other Elves, Dwarves and Men also arrive at Rivendell on separate errands; at the Council of Elrond they learn that all of their errands are related to the fate of the One Ring, and they must decide what to do about it. In the end it is the Hobbits who influence the decision. The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy saga by the British author J. R. R. Tolkien, his most popular work and a sequel to his popular fantasy novel The Hobbit. ... Frodo Baggins (T.A. 2968 – ?) is the main character of J. R. R. Tolkiens monumental and mythological novel, The Lord of the Rings. ... Hobbits are a subset of the race of Men from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth, sometimes considered a separate race. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Dwarves of J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth are beings of short stature who all possess beards, and are often friendly with Hobbits although long suspicious of 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. ... The ring-inscription appearing to Isildur (top) and Frodo (bottom) in Peter Jacksons The Fellowship of the Ring. ...


Rivendell is located at the edge of a narrow gorge of the river Bruinen (one of the main approaches to Rivendell comes from a nearby ford of Bruinen), but well hidden in the moorlands and foothills of the Hithaeglir or the Misty Mountains. In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, the river Bruinen or Loudwater is a river which appears in The Hobbit as well as The Lord of the Rings. ... A ford is a section of water (most commonly a section of a river) that is sufficiently shallow as to be traversable by wading. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy world of Middle-earth, the Misty Mountains (also known by its Sindarin name of Hithaeglir - misspelled as Hithaiglin on the original Lord of the Rings map - and as the Mountains of Mist) are a long mountain range, running north to south, between Eriador... The Misty Mountains as seen in the prologue to The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001). ...


The Sindarin name for Rivendell (which is a translation thereof) is Imladris, meaning "deep valley of the cleft". Sindarin is an artificial language (or conlang) developed by J. R. R. Tolkien. ...


The physical appeareance of the valley of Rivendell is based upon the Lauterbrunnental in Switzerland, where J.R.R. Tolkien had hiked in 1911. Lauterbrunnen Valley in winter Lauterbrunnen is a municipality in the Interlaken (district) of the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland. ...

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