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Realms of Arda

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This is a list of the known realms of Arda in J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium. Major locations within realms, if any, are listed under each. Dates given in brackets refer to the fictional timeline of Arda.

First Age and before[edit]

Realm of the Dwarves[edit]

  • Erebor (founded YT 1050 - 1250)
  • Iron Hills (First Age)
  • Nogrod (founded YT 1050 - 1250)
  • Belegost (founded YT 1050 - 1250)
  • Amon Rûdh (founded YT 1050 - 1250)
  • Nargothrond (founded YT 1050 - 1250)

Realms of the Elves[edit]

Noldorin realms[edit]

  • Hithlum (founded c. 1)
    • Dor-lómin (founded c. 1, given to Men c. 400)
    • Nevrast (founded c. 1, until 104)
  • Nargothrond (founded c. 50)
  • Dorthonion (founded c. 1)
  • Tol Sirion (founded c. 1)
  • Gondolin (founded c. 64)
  • East Beleriand (founded c. 1)
    • Himlad (founded c. 1)
    • Thargelion (founded c. 1)

Sindarin realms[edit]

  • Falas (destroyed 473)
  • Doriath
  • Edhellond (founded late First Age)

Avarin and Nandorin realms[edit]

  • Lórinand
  • Ossiriand
  • Dorwinion
  • Nan Elmoth

Realms of the Edain (Men)[edit]

  • Estolad (until c. 450)
  • Dor-lómin (inhabited by men c. 400)
  • Brethil (after c. 400)
  • Ladros (after c. 400)

Realms of the Ents[edit]

  • Forests of Eriador
  • Fangorn forest
  • Forests of South Beleriand

Realms of the Valar[edit]

  • Aman
  • Arda
  • Valinor

Second Age[edit]

Realm of the Dwarves[edit]

  • Erebor
  • Iron Hills
  • Nogrod (until c. 40)
  • Belegost (until c. 40)
  • Ered Luin

Realms of Men[edit]

Númenóreans[edit]

  • Númenor (founded 32, destroyed 3319)
    • Lond Daer originally Vinyalondë (foresting colony, founded c. 1000)
  • Arnor (founded 3320 by Elendil)
  • Gondor (founded 3320 by Elendil)
  • Umbar (first colonized c. 1100, founded c. 3220 by Black Númenóreans)

Others[edit]

  • Men of the First and Third Houses in Eriador (merged with Arnor)
  • Men of the Second House in Enedwaith and Minhiriath (later Dunlendings)
  • Drúedain of Drúwaith Iaur and Drúadan Forest
  • Lossoth of Forodwaith

Realms of the Elves[edit]

Avarin and Nandorin realms[edit]

  • Lórinand (after c. 1400 Lothlórien)
    • Edhellond (southern 'colony' of Lórinand)

Noldorin realms[edit]

  • Eregion (until 1697)
  • Lindon
  • Rivendell

Sindarin realms[edit]

  • Woodland Realm (of Oropher)
  • Lothlórien after c. 1400 (of Amdir)

Third Age[edit]

Realm of the Dwarves[edit]

  • Erebor
  • Ered Mithrin
  • Iron Hills
  • Dunland
  • Ered Luin

Realms of Men[edit]

Dúnedain and allies[edit]

  • Gondor
    • Dol Amroth (de facto independent realm)
    • Umbar (943–1447 and 1810–1944 only)
  • Arnor (divided 861)
    • Arthedain (until 1975)
    • Cardolan (until c. 1410)
    • Rhudaur (until 1409)
  • Kingdom of Rhovanion (until 1851)
  • Éothéod (until 2510), afterwards:
    • Rohan
  • Dale and Esgaroth (c. 2940 onwards)
    • Refounded as Kingdom of Dale in 2944 (included Esgaroth later)
  • Bree-land (shared with Hobbits)
  • Dunland

Others[edit]

  • Harad
  • Umbar (until 943, 1447–1810 and 1944 onwards Corsairs of Umbar)
  • Khand
  • Rhûn

Realms of the Elves[edit]

Noldorin, Sindarin, and Sindarized Nandorin realms[edit]

  • Lindon
  • Lothlórien
    • Edhellond (southern 'colony' of Lothlórien) (last ship sailed 1981)
  • Woodland Realm (of Thranduil)
  • Rivendell

Realms of the Hobbits[edit]

  • Gladden Fields
  • The Shire
  • Bree-land (shared with Men)
  • Buckland

Realms of the Ents[edit]

  • Fangorn forest and possibly the Old Forest

Fourth Age[edit]

Realm of the Dwarves[edit]

  • Erebor
  • Ered Luin
  • Iron Hills

Realms of Men[edit]

Containing within it, the autonomous realms of:
  • Drúadan Forest (Drúedain)
  • The Shire (Hobbits)
  • Treegarth of Orthanc (Ents)
  • Rohan
  • Kingdom of Dale
  • Harad
  • Khand
  • Rhûn
  • Núrnen

Realms of the Elves[edit]

  • Lindon (last ship sails before 120)
  • Lothlórien (abandoned by 120)
    • East Lórien as of 6 April, 3019
  • Woodland Realm
  • Rivendell
  • Ithilien (20 - 120)

See also[edit]

  • A Map of Middle-Earth

External links[edit]

  • Map of Middle-Earth, showing the movements of characters from both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film series

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