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Min-Rimmon

Type: Mountains, Hills, Promontories

Region: Gondor

Meaning: Peak of the Rimmon

Other Names
Rimmon

Location: A foothill of the White Mountains near the Great West Road in central Anórien, holding the fifth of the seven beacons of Gondor.

Description:

Map of Anórien.
Map of Anórien, showing Min-Rimmon, the fifth beacon hill.
'The beacons of Gondor are alight, calling for aid.... See, there is the fire on Amon Dîn, and flame on Eilenach; and there they go speeding west: Nardol, Erelas, Min-Rimmon, Calenhad, and the Halifirien on the borders of Rohan.'

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 5, Ch 1, Minas Tirith

Min-Rimmon 'Peak of the Rimmon' (a group of crags), fifth of the beacons of Gondor in Ered Nimrais.

Unfinished Tales, Index

And so King Théoden departed from his own realm, and mile by mile the long road wound away, and the beacon hills marched past: Calenhad, Min-Rimmon, Erelas, Nardol. But their fires were quenched.

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 5, Ch 3, The Muster of Rohan

[March] 12
Théoden camps under Min-Rimmon.

The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age

'Many paths were made when Stonehouse-folk were stronger.... They went through Drúadan to Rimmon with great wains. They go no longer. Road is forgotten, but not by Wild Men. Over hill and behind hill it lies still under grass and tree, there behind Rimmon and down to Dîn, and back at the end to Horse-men's road.

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 5, Ch 5, The Ride of the Rohirrim

In Anórien many people still dwelt and had the task of guarding the northern approaches, either out of Calenardhon or across the Anduin at Cair Andros. For communication with them the three oldest beacons (Amon Dîn, Eilenach, and Min-Rimmon) were built and maintained....

Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 2, Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan: Cirion and Eorl


Etymology
[The] names of nearly all places and persons in the realm of Gondor were of Elvish form and meaning. A few were of forgotten origin, and descended doubtless from days before the ships of the Númenóreans sailed the Sea; among these were Umbar, Arnach and Erech; and the mountain-names Eilenach and Rimmon.

The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, The Languages and Peoples of the Third Age: Of Men

Contributors:
Zimraphel. 8Jul03.
Lyllyn 14Feb04
Elena Tiriel 10Aug10

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