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Dates
Known as the Bay of Eldamar after the coming of the Eldar to Aman during the Years of the Trees
Location
A wide bay off the eastern coasts of Aman, the Blessed Realm in the West of Arda
Race
Division
Eldar (especially the Teleri)
Culture
Settlements
Alqualondë was the main haven of the Elves on the shores of the Bay, while Avallónë stood on the island of Tol Eressëa within the Bay
Pronunciation
Eldamar is pronounced 'e'ldamarr' (the final 'rr' sound should be distinctly pronounced)
Meaning
Eldamar means 'home of the Eldar' (poetically translated as Elvenhome)
Other names

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Bay of Eldamar

Home of the Teleri in Aman

A wide bay in the coasts of Aman, on the western shores of the Great Sea. It was here that the island of Tol Eressëa finally came to be anchored, and for many years the Teleri dwelt on that island. Eventually, Ossë guided them across the windless surface of the Bay to its shore, where they dwelt in the haven of Alqualondë.

The Bay of Eldamar was visited long afterwards by one of mortal race, none other than Eärendil the Mariner. He anchored Vingilot his ship in the Bay while he entered the Blessed Realm on his embassy to the Powers who dwelt there.


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  • Updated 19 November 2021
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