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Undying Lands

Type: Kingdoms, Realms, Lands

Region: Aman

Other Names
Undying Realm
Deathless Lands

Location: A general term referring collectively to the continent of Aman and the island of Tol Eressëa.

Undying Lands Aman and Eressëa.

Unfinished Tales, Index

... in those days Valinor still remained in the world visible ... and at times, when all the air was clear and the sun was in the east, [the Númenóreans] would look out and descry far off in the west a city white-shining on a distant shore ... [It] was only the keenest eyes among them that could see this vision, from the Meneltarma, maybe, or from some tall ship that lay off their western coast ... But the wise among them knew that this distant land was not indeed the Blessed Realm of Valinor, but was Avallónë, the haven of the Eldar upon Eressëa, easternmost of the Undying Lands.

The Silmarillion, Akallabêth

The Eldar [the Valar] summoned to return into the West, and those that hearkened to the summons dwelt in the Isle of Eressëa; and there is in that land a haven that is named Avallónë, for it is of all cities the nearest to Valinor, and the tower of Avallónë is the first sight that the mariner beholds when at last he draws nigh to the Undying Lands over the leagues of the Sea.

The Silmarillion, Akallabêth

The dwindling of the Dúnedain was not a normal tendency, shared by peoples whose proper home was Middle-earth; but due to the loss of their ancient land far in the West, nearest of all mortal lands to the Undying Realm.

Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 1, The Disaster of the Gladden Fields: Appendix, Númenórean Linear Measures

Contributors: Lyllyn 12.27.04
added quotes: Elena Tiriel 12Nov05

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