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Type: Cities, Towns, Settlements

Region: Gondor

Meaning: Elf-haven

Location: In Belfalas, a region of Gondor. It is located north of Dol Amroth, at the mouth of the Morthond (Blackroot), where that river joins the River Ringló.

Description: "there was one small but important element in Gondor of quite exceptional kind: an Eldarin settlement." After the breaking of Thangorodrim the Elves of Beleriand, if they did not take ship over the Great Sea or remain in Lindon, wandered east over the Blue Mountains into Eriador; but there appears nonetheless to have been a group of Sindar who in the beginning of the Second Age went south. They were a remnant of the people of Doriath who harboured still their grudge against the Noldor; and having remained a while at the Grey Havens, where they learned the craft of shipbuilding, "they went in the course of years seeking a place for lives of their own, and at last they settled at the mouth of the Morthond. There was already a primitive harbour there of fisherfolk, but these in fear of the Eldar fled into the mountains."
Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch IV, The History of Galadriel and Celeborn

"In the Langstrand and Dol Amroth there were many traditions of the ancient Elvish dwellings, and of the haven at the mouth of the Morthond from which 'westward ships' had sailed as far back as the fall of Eregion in the Second Age."
Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch IV, The History of Galadriel and Celeborn, Note 18

Aside from Unfinished Tales, which also references The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, there is no other mention of Edhellond.

Contributors: Lyllyn 6.14.03

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