Cerin Amroth had two circles of trees growing on it, the outer circle with white bark and the inner of Mallorn. When the wind blew through the branches, the sound of far seas and the cries of extinct sea-birds could be heard. Niphredil and Elanor grew in the grass.
Cerin Amroth was the mound of King Amroth, where Elanor flowers grew, that stood in the heart of Lórien and held the house of that king before he was lost, over a thousand years before the events of the War of the Ring.
As the Fellowship of the Ring, fresh from Moria, entered the safety of Lothlórien and rested beside the stream Nimrodel, Frodo could hear a singing voice mingled with the sound of rippling water. Legolas remembered and sang the tragic tale of Amroth and Nimrodel.
When Durin's Bane awakened in Moria, an evil arose that began to surround the peaceful forest of Lothlórien. This became too much for Nimrodel to bare. She and her lover, the King of Lothlórien, Amroth, began their journey southwards towards the sea and the undying lands. Nimrodel became lost in the White Mountains and perished never finding her way to Amroth who waited upon a boat tethered to the shore near Belfalas. A storm arose, driving the boat out to sea. In desperation and love, Amroth lept from the boat to swim to shore, hoping to find Nimrodel, yet drowned in the dark stormy waters of the ocean. Both lovers died painfully yearning to find each other. In this way sorrow first came to the land of Lorien.
Until the days of the Fellowship, the singing of Nimrodel could be heard in the falls near where she lived. The voice of Amroth can similarly be heard when the wind blows into Lórien from the south, where he had drowned. It is in the mingling of the waters of Nimrodel, with the waters of the Anduin and eventually the ocean, the two lovers were symbolically united.
The Fellowship of the Ring stopped at Cerin Amroth as they were being escorted through Lórien to the Lord and Lady in Caras Galadhon by Haldir. Frodo could feel the southern wind blow upon Cerin Amroth, carrying the sounds and sights of the southern ocean.
Frodo Baggins and Sam Gamgee followed Haldir up to the flet built in the center tree while the others rested in the grass. From this flet Frodo saw Caras Galadhon, the Anduin, and southern Mirkwood darkened by Dol Guldur.
Returning to the grass at the foot of Cerin Amroth, Frodo found Aragorn playing with an elanor flower, lost in memory. He saw him as if clothed in white as a young lord tall and fair, speaking elvish to someone he could not see. Aragorn spoke in Elvish "fair Arwen, farewell" then looked towards Frodo and smiled.
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Belarusian Cyrillic||Керин Амрот|
|Bulgarian Cyrillic||Керин Амрот|
|Danish||Cerin Amroth ("Amroths Bakke")|
|Kazakh||Керин Амрот (Cyrillic) Kerïn Amrot (Latin)|
|Korean||케린 암 로스|
|Macedonian Cyrillic||Керин Амрот|
|Tajik Cyrillic||Кэрин Амрот|
- The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book Two, Chapter VI: "Lothlorien"
- The Atlas of Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings, "Lothlórien"
- The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B: The Tale of Years (Chronology of the Westlands), "The Third Age"
- The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A: Annals of the Kings and Rulers, I. The Númenórean Kings, (v). "The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen"