A map of Hildórien in the First Age, as shown in The Atlas of Middle-earth.

Hildórien was the land where Men first awoke in the first year of the Years of the Sun.

This region was in the far east of Middle-earth southeast of the Orocarni and Cuiviénen, the awakening place of the elves. Throughout the ages, Hildórien faced the East Sea and continued to do so ever after.[1]


According to legends of the Edain, Morgoth visited Men in Hildórien and converted them away from Eru Ilúvatar tricking them into believing they were made mortals as a punishment. However, this was merely a trait bestowed upon men by Eru and not out of punishment. To escape the evil of Morgoth and his followers, the Atanatári were the first to flee Hildórien, travelling west to eventually Beleriand. However, the Men that continued to worship Morgoth followed later on in the First Age with the promise that if they served him, they would receive the rich lands of Beleriand as payment.

Hildórien was possibly deserted by the race of Men and no longer inhabited by the time of the War of the Ring, when Middle-earth had gotten a new terrestrial landscape at the beginning of the Second Age.[2] It is also possible that the two Blue Wizards travelled here, since they were destined to journey to the East.


Hildórien is a Quenyan word 'Land of the [3]Followers'. Its name (Hildor-ien) means a reference to the name Hildor (Followers) given to Men by Elves.[citation needed]


Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ሒልዶሪአን
Arabic حيلدوريين
Armenian Հիլդորիեն
Belarusian Cyrillic Hілдоріен
Bengali হিল্ড্রিয়েন
Bulgarian Cyrillic Хилдориен
Chinese (Simplified) 希爾多瑞恩
Georgian ჰილდორიენი
Greek Χίλδοριεν
Gujarati હિલ્ડોરીઅન
Hebrew חילדוריין
Hindi हिल्दोरिएन
Japanese ひlどりえん
Kannada ಹಿಲ್ಡೇರಿಯನ್
Kazakh Һілдоріен (Cyrillic) Hildorien (Latin)
Korean 힐도리엔
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Hилдориэн
Macedonian Cyrillic Хилдориен
Marathi हिल्डोरियन
Mongolian Cyrillic Хилдориен
Nepalese हिल्दोरिएन
Odia ହିଲଡୋରିଏନ୍
Pashto حیلدوریېن
Persian حیلدوریهن
Punjabi ਹਿਲਡੋਰੀਅਨ
Russian Хильдориэн
Sanskrit हिल्दोरिएन्
Serbian Хилдориен (Cyrillic) Hildorien (Latin)
Sinhalese හිල්ඩෝරියන්
Tajik Cyrillic Ҳилдориен
Tamil ஹில்டோரியன்
Tatar Хилдориен
Telugu హిల్డోరీన్
Thai ฮิลดโริเน ?
Ukrainian Cyrillic Гілдоріен
Urdu ہلڈوریان
Uzbek Ҳилдориен (Cyrillic) Hildorien (Latin)
Yiddish הילדאָריען


  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The First Age, The Elder Days, "Introduction"
  2. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The Second Age, "Introduction"
  3. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
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