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This is a list of the known Realms of Arda.

First Age and before

The Realms of Middle-earth during the First Age included the realms of the Noldorin exiles who came from Aman, the Sindar, Morgoth, the Dwarves, and Men.

Realms of the Dwarves

The Dwarves dwelt in the Ered Luin in the cities of Nogrod and Belegost with some living and working in Menegroth and Amon Rûdh.[1]

Realms of the Enemy

Realms of the Elves

Realms of the Noldorin exiles

Sindarin Realms

  • Falas (destroyed 473)
  • Eglador, later Doriath (destroyed 510)

Avarin and Nandorin Realms

Realms of Men

Realms of the Edain

The first group to come into the Beleriand was the House of Bëor, who moved from their temporary settlements in Ossiriand to Estolad, and then later to the land of Ladros. The second group, the House of Haleth or Haladin, at first dwelt in Estolad but later moved to the forest of Brethil. The third group, the House of Hador or the House of Marach, were allies of the House of Fingolfin and eventually moved to Dor-lómin and south of the Ered Wethrin.[5]

Realms of the Easterlings

The Easterlings came in two groups one under Bór and the other under Ulfang. They were allies of the sons of Fëanor and dwelt in their lands with Bór's people living in Himring with Maedhros and Maglor. Ulfang's people lived in Amon Ereb with Caranthir, Amrod and Amras.[5]

Realms of the Ents

  • Forests of Eriador
  • Forests of South Beleriand

Ultimate fate

All of these realms endured until their conquest by Morgoth which some he filled with his allies. The survivors fled to Arvernien which became known as the Havens of Sirion.

Second Age

Realms of Men

Realms of the Elves

Avarin and Nandorin realms

Noldorin Realms

Sindarin Realms

Realms of the Dwarves

Realms of the Enemy

Realms of the Ents

Third Age

Realms of Men

Dúnedain and allies

Others

Realms of the Elves

Noldorin, Sindarin, and Sindarized Nandorin Realms

Nandorin and Avarin Realms

Realms of the Dwarves

Realms of the Enemy

Realm of the Ents

  • Fangorn Forest

Fourth Age

Realms of Men

Containing within it the autonomous realms of:

Realms of the Dwarves

Realms of the Elves

  • Greenwood the Great
  • Lórien on both sides of Anduin
  • Elves of Ithilien
  • Remnant of Lindon

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Atlas of Middle-earth pg. 19
  2. The Atlas of Middle-earth pgs. 4 & 19
  3. The Atlas of Middle-earth pgs. 12, 13, 15 & 19
  4. The Atlas of Middle-earth pgs. 12, 14, 19 & 24
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Atlas of Middle-earth pg. 24
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