Location of Lossarnach in Middle-earth (marked in red)

Lossarnach, also named Vale of Flowers, was a fertile region and fiefdom in Southern Gondor south of the White Mountains. It was the region closest to Minas Tirith.


Lossarnach was located southwest of Minas Tirith and directly east of Lebennin. The Anduin river bordered its southern and eastern sides, while it met the White Mountains at its northern end. The climate hovered near the moderate and the extreme with mild winters and hot, dry summers[1] and the terrain consisted of scattered woodlands on undulating lowlands.[2]


At the end of the Third Age, its lord was Forlong "the Fat", who led two hundred men to the aid of the city. Forlong was killed in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, but many of his men survived and accompanied Aragorn II Elessar on his way to the Black Gate, even though most of them were farmers.

Lossarnach was populated by many refugees from Ithilien and Osgiliath. During the War of the Ring, most women and children from Minas Tirith were sent there. Famous denizens of Lossarnach included the wise-woman Ioreth who served in the Houses of Healing of Minas Tirith, and Morwen Steelsheen, wife of King Thengel of Rohan.[3]


Lossarnach was likely a combination of loss, the Sindarin word for snow, and arnach, of Mannish origin.[4]


Foreign Language Translated name
Arabic لوسسارناچه
Armenian Լոսսարնաճ
Belarusian Cyrillic Лоссарнач
Bengali লোসারনাচ
Bulgarian Cyrillic Лоссарнач
Georgian ლოსარნახი
Greek Λοσσάρνακ
Gujarati લોસરનાચ
Hebrew לוסארנאך
Hindi ळोस्सर्नछ
Kannada ಲೋಸರ್ನಾಚ್
Kazakh Лоссарнацһ (Cyrillic) Lossarnach (Latin)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Лоссарнац
Macedonian Cyrillic Лоссарнач
Marathi लोसरनाच
Mongolian Cyrillic Лоссарнач
Nepalese लोसरनाच
Persian لوسسارناچه
Punjabi ਲੋਸਰਨਾਚ
Russian Лоссарнах
Serbian Лоссарнац (Cyrillic) Lossarnac (Latin)
Sinhalese ලොසර්නාච්
Tajik Cyrillic Лоссарначҳ
Tamil லோசர்னாச்
Telugu లొస్సరఞ్చ
Thai ฬโซซะรนะจห ?
Ukrainian Cyrillic Лоссарнах
Urdu لعثسآرنچ


  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth, Thematic Maps, "Climate"
  2. The Atlas of Middle-earth, Thematic Maps, "Vegetation"
  3. Unfinished Tales, Part Three: The Third Age, chapter V: "The Battles of the Fords of Isen"
  4. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
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