Dol Amroth was a feudal principality which formed 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 Edit


An artist's rendition of the fortified city Dol Amroth.

Elven refugees from Beleriand settled the area and established an Elven settlement about 50 miles north of the promontory, at Edhellond.

Dol Amroth dated back to the late Second Age, when "the Faithful" began settling there. The first Lord of Dol Amroth was Galador, son of Imrazôr of the Númenóreans. Imrazôr was the son of Adrahil I, who was already known as the Prince of Belfalas. At some point, Imrazôr moved to the area where once was the elven haven of Edhellond. According to tradition, there he married Mithrellas, a Silvan Elf of Lórien who had accompanied Nimrodel, the beloved of Lórien's king Amroth, on her journey towards Edhellond, but had become lost along with her mistress. Therefore Galador and his descendants had claim to Elven blood.

After Imrazôr's death (Mithrellas' fate is nowhere described, only that she eventually left Imrazôr and Galador), Galador went on to found the city and later the Principality of Dol Amroth. He is counted as its first Lord. The specific date of its foundation is nowhere recounted.

Dol Amroth

A map of Dol Amroth

The city of Dol Amroth was built south of Edhellond at the inlet of Cobas Haven in the Bay of Belfalas. The standard of the city was a silver swan, as seen in the banners carried by the knights from there at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.

The lands of Dol Amroth were also known as Dor-en-Ernil, or 'Lands of the Prince': initially this name was applied to the area of Belfalas where Adrahil I and Imrazôr lived, but after Galador it was also applied to the area of Dol Amroth itself.

Imrahil was one of the commanders of the army of Gondor during the War of the Ring, and for a while commanded the city of Minas Tirith. After the War he went back to Dol Amroth, remaining a counselor to King Elessar. He was succeeded by his son Elphir. Imrahil's sister Finduilas married Denethor II, Steward of Gondor and was the mother of Boromir and Faramir. Lothíriel, daughter of Imrahil, married Éomer, the King of Rohan.[1]

Population Edit

The first settlers of the area were Sindar from Beleriand until The Faithful from Númenor came to the premonitory. The last Elves left in TA 1981.

The people of Dol Amroth were tall, grey-eyed, and dark-haired. They were famous as the most skillful harp players in all of Gondor, and played at the coronation of Aragorn II. The inhabitants of Dol Amroth and in the lands nearby were some of the few people of Gondor who spoke Sindarin on a daily basis.

The southern Dúnedain that settled in Dol Amroth never intermarried with so-called "Middle Men" so that as a result, the entire population of Dol Amroth consisted of people with pure Dúnedain and Elvish ancestry. The princes of Dol Amroth (House of Dol Amroth) were of high Númenórean and Elvish descent due to the union of Mithrellas and Imrazôr. Inhabitants of Dol Amroth were generally long-lived due to this noble ancestry.

Princes of Dol Amroth Edit

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 Dor-en-Ernil (1864 – 1968): fought the Wainriders in 1944
  • Imrazôr, Prince of Dor-en-Ernil (19502076)
  • Galador, first Prince of Dol Amroth (20042129)
  • Second Prince of Dol Amroth (2060 – 2206)
  • Third Prince of Dol Amroth (2120 – 2254)
  • Fourth Prince of Dol Amroth (2172 – 2299)
  • Fifth Prince of Dol Amroth (2225 – 2348)
  • Sixth Prince of Dol Amroth (2274 – 2400)
  • Seventh Prince of Dol Amroth (2324 – 2458)
  • Eighth Prince of Dol Amroth (2373 – 2498)
  • Ninth Prince of Dol Amroth (2418 – 2540)
  • Tenth Prince of Dol Amroth (2463 – 2582)
  • Eleventh Prince of Dol Amroth (2505 – 2623)
  • Twelfth Prince of Dol Amroth (2546 – 2660)
  • Thirteenth Prince of Dol Amroth (2588 – 2701)
  • Fourteenth Prince of Dol Amroth (2627 – 2733)
  • Fifteenth Prince of Dol Amroth (2671 – 2746: He was slain by Corsairs of Umbar)
  • Sixteenth Prince of Dol Amroth (2709 – TA 2799: Slain in battle.)
  • Seventeenth Prince of Dol Amroth (2746 – 2859)
  • Eighteenth Prince of Dol Amroth (2785 – 2899)
  • Aglahad, Nineteenth Prince of Dol Amroth (TA 28272932)
  • Angelimir, Twentieth Prince of Dol Amroth (2866 – 2977)
  • Adrahil II, Twenty-first Prince of Dol Amroth (2917 – 3010
  • Imrahil, Twenty-second Prince of Dol Amroth (2955 – 3054=Fourth Age 33), notably a character in The Return of the King.
  • Elphir, Twenty-third Prince of Dol Amroth (2994 – 3087=Fourth Age 65).
  • Alphros, Twenty-fourth Prince of Dol Amroth (3017 – 3115=Fourth Age 93).

House of Dol AmrothEdit

Adrahil II
Denethor II

Etymology Edit

Dol Amroth was Sindarin for 'Hill of Amroth'.[2]

Translations around the world Edit

Foreign Language Translated name
Arabic دول أمروث
Armenian Դոլ Ամրոտհ
Belarusian Cyrillic Дол Амрот
Bengali ডল আমরথ
Bulgarian Cyrillic Дол Амротх
Catalan Dol Àmroth
Chinese 多爾安羅斯
Georgian დოლ ამროთჰ
Greek Nτολ Αμροθ
Gujarati ડોલ અમ્રથ
Hebrew דול אמרותה ?
Hindi डोल अमृथ
Japanese ドル・アムロス
Kannada ಡಾಲ್ ಅಮ್ರೋತ್
Kazakh Дол Амротһ (Cyrillic) Dol Amroth (Latin)
Korean 돌 암 로스
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Дол Амротh
Macedonian Cyrillic Дол Амротх
Marathi डेल अमृथ
Mongolian Cyrillic Дол Амротч
Nepalese डोल आम्रोथ
Russian Дол Амрот
Sinhalese ඩොල් අම්රෝට්
Tajik Cyrillic Дол Амрот
Telugu డోల్ అమ్రోత్
Thai โดลอัมร็อธ
Ukrainian Cyrillic Дол-Амрот
Uzbek Дол Амротҳ
Yiddish דאָל ײַמראָטה

References Edit

  1. The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, Book Five, Chapter VI: "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields"
  2. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth