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Arwen passing away on the mound of Cerin Amroth, by Szilvia Szarvas

Cerin Amroth was a hill in the Elven realm of Lothlórien.

Description

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.[1][2]

History

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.[1]

Aragorn went to Cerin Amroth in TA 2980, meeting the lady Arwen again, and giving her the Ring of Barahir they plighted their troth.[3]

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[1], 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.

It was here, the place where Aragorn had proposed to Arwen sometime before the spring of FO 121, that Arwen went to die after he passed, becoming the site of her grave.[4]

Translations

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ካሪን አምሮት
Arabic سيران أمروث
Armenian Կերեն Ամրոթ
Belarusian Cyrillic Керин Амрот
Bengali কেরিন অমরথ
Bulgarian Cyrillic Керин Амрот
Chinese 塞林阿姆罗特
Danish Cerin Amroth ("Amroths Bakke")
Georgian კერინი ამროთი
Gujarati કેરિન અમ્રોથ
Hebrew קרין אמרות
Hindi केरिन अमरोथ
Japanese セリンアムロス
Kannada ಕೆರಿನ್ ಅಮ್ರೋತ್
Kazakh Керин Амрот (Cyrillic) Kerïn Amrot (Latin)
Korean 케린 암 로스
Macedonian Cyrillic Керин Амрот
Marathi केरिन अमोरथ
Nepalese किरण अमाथ
Persian کرین آمروت
Punjabi ਕੇਰਿਨ ਐਮਰੋਥ
Russian Керин Амрот
Sinhalese කෙරින් අම්රෝත්
Tajik Cyrillic Кэрин Амрот
Tamil கெரின் அம்ரோத்
Telugu కెరిన్ అమ్రోత్
Urdu کرن امروٹہ
Yiddish קערין אַמראָטה

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book Two, Chapter VI: "Lothlorien"
  2. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings, "Lothlórien"
  3. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B: The Tale of Years (Chronology of the Westlands), "The Third Age"
  4. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A: Annals of the Kings and Rulers, I. The Númenórean Kings, (v). "The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen"