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Dol Amroth was a feudal principality forming part of the Kingdom of Gondor in the southern reaches of that realm. It was ruled by the Prince of Dol Amroth; the banner of the Silver Swan of Dol Amroth flew alongside that of the White Tree throughout the Third Age.

History

An artist's rendition of the fortified city Dol Amroth

In the late First Age, Sindar refugees from Beleriand settled the area and established an Elven settlement about 50 miles north of the promontory, at Edhellond.[1]

During the Second Age, a Númenórean family of the Faithful settled near the Elves. Elendil, who was of their kin, gave them title to rule the fief of Belfalas. They built their stronghold upon the promontory.[2]

A map of Dol Amroth

Amroth, King of Lórien from the beginning of the Third Age, left his realm behind in TA 1981 in search of his beloved Nimrodel, who had fled from the horror unleashed by the Dwarves in Moria, along with numerous Galadhrim. He waited for her at Edhellond, for their final voyage together into the West. But Nimrodel, who loved Middle-earth as much as she did Amroth, failed to join him. When the ship was blown prematurely out to sea, he jumped overboard in a futile attempt to reach the shore to search for her and drowned in the bay. When Amroth was lost at sea in TA 1981 the last of these Elves left the region. It was from the name of this king that Dol Amroth (the "Hill of Amroth") took its name.[1] The first Prince of Dol Amroth was Galador, the son of Imrazôr. According to legend, Imrazôr had married the Elven-lady Mithrellas, a companion of Nimrodel.[2]

In the year TA 2746, the fifteenth Prince of Dol Amroth, of which there are twenty-four recorded, was slain fighting the Corsairs of Umbar.[3]

In TA 3019, Imrahil led a small army from Dol Amroth to Minas Tirith to aid in the Siege of Gondor.[4]

Population

The first settlers of the area were Nandor, followed later by Sindar from Beleriand (later joined by many Silvan Elves of Lothlórien) until the Faithful from Númenor came to the promontory in the late Second Age. The last Elves left in TA 1981.

By the time of the War of the Ring many living in the region were of Númenórean blood and, according to the legend of Mithrellas, their Princes had an Elvish strain. In addition to their apparent Elven blood, the family of Númenóreans, in which the House of Dol Amroth originates from, were akin to the Lords of Andúnië, and thus related to Elendil and descended from the legendary House of Elros.

The people of Dol Amroth were tall, grey-eyed, and dark-haired. They were greatly renowned as harp players in Gondor, and some played for the coronation of Aragorn II. The inhabitants of Dol Amroth and lands nearby were some of the few people of Gondor who spoke Sindarin regularly.

Princes of Dol Amroth

Dol Amroth's cliff face

Here follows a list of the line of Princes. Adrahil and Imrazor were given the titles of Prince of Belfalas but their descendants after them were known as the Princes of Dol Amroth. All dates are Third Age, but many names are not known, only dates of birth and death.

  • Adrahil I, Prince of Belfalas (fl. TA 1944): fought the Wainriders in 1944
  • Imrazôr, Prince of Belfalas (19502076)
  • Galador, first Prince of Dol Amroth (20042129)
  • Second Prince (2060 – 2206)
  • Third Prince (2120 – 2254)
  • Fourth Prince (2172 – 2299)
  • Fifth Prince (2225 – 2348)
  • Sixth Prince (2274 – 2400)
  • Seventh Prince (2324 – 2458)
  • Eighth Prince (2373 – 2498)
  • Ninth Prince (2418 – 2540)
  • Tenth Prince (2463 – 2582)
  • Eleventh Prince (2505 – 2623)
  • Twelfth Prince (2546 – 2660)
  • Thirteenth Prince (2588 – 2701)
  • Fourteenth Prince (2627 – 2733)
  • Fifteenth Prince (2671 – 2746: He was slain by Corsairs of Umbar)
  • Sixteenth Prince (2709 – TA 2799: Slain in battle.)
  • Seventeenth Prince (2746 – 2859)
  • Eighteenth Prince (2785 – 2899)
  • Aglahad, Nineteenth Prince (TA 28272932)
  • Angelimir, Twentieth Prince (2866 – 2977)
  • Adrahil II, Twenty-first Prince (2917 – 3010)
  • Imrahil, Twenty-second Prince (2955 – Fourth Age 34)
  • Elphir, Twenty-third Prince (2994 – Fourth Age 65).
  • Alphros, Twenty-fourth Prince (3017 – Fourth Age 93).

House of Dol Amroth

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Imrazôr
   
   
Mithrellas
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Galador
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Gilmith
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Aglahad
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Angelimir
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Adrahil II
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Ivriniel
   
   
Finduilas
   
   
Denethor II
   
   
Imrahil
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Boromir
   
   
   
   
Faramir
   
   
Elphir
   
   
Erchirion
   
   
Amrothos
   
   
Lothíriel
   
   
Éomer
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Alphros
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Elfwine


Etymology

Dol Amroth in The Lord of the Rings Online

Dol Amroth is Sindarin for 'Hill of Amroth'.

Translations

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ዶል አምሮት
Arabic دول أمروث
Armenian Դոլ Ամրոտ
Belarusian Cyrillic Дол Амрот
Bengali ডল আমেরোথ
Bulgarian Cyrillic Дол Амрот
Catalan Dol Àmroth
Chinese 多爾安羅斯
Danish Dol Amroth ("Amroths Høj")
Georgian დოლ ამროთი
Greek Nτολ Αμροθ
Gujarati ડોલ અમરોથ
Hebrew דול אמרות
Hindi डोल अमरोथ
Japanese ドル・アムロス
Kannada ಡಾಲ್ ಅಮ್ರೋತ್
Kazakh Дол Амрот (Cyrillic) Dol Amrot (Latin)
Korean 돌 암라스
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Дол Амрот
Macedonian Cyrillic Дол Амрот
Marathi डॉल अमरोथ
Mongolian Cyrillic Дол Амрот
Nepalese डोल अम्रोथ
Persian دول آمروت
Russian Дол Амрот
Sinhalese ඩොල් අම්රොත්
Tajik Cyrillic Дол Амрот
Telugu డాల్ అమ్రోత్
Thai โดลอัมร็อธ
Ukrainian Cyrillic Дол-Амрот
Uzbek Дол Амрот (Cyrillic) Dol Amrot (Latin)
Yiddish דאָל ײַמראָטה

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Unfinished Tales, Part Two: The Second Age, chapter II: "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Unfinished Tales, Part Three: The Third Age, chapter IV: "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan"
  3. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. XII: The Peoples of Middle-earth, chapter VII: "The Heirs of Elendil"
  4. The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, Book Five, Ch. I: "Minas Tirith"
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