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Bay of Eldamar

Type: Seas, Oceans, Bays

Region: Aman

Other Names Bay of Elvenhome

Location: A great bay in the eastern coast of Aman; location of the island Tol Eressëa.

Description: Now Ossë followed after the host of Olwë, and when they were come to the Bay of Eldamar (which is Elvenhome) he called to them; and they knew his voice, and begged Ulmo to stay their voyage. And Ulmo granted their request, and at his bidding Ossë made fast the island and rooted it to the foundations of the sea. ... But the island was not moved again, and stood there alone in the Bay of Eldamar; and it was called Tol Eressëa, the Lonely Isle. There the Teleri abode as they wished under the stars of heaven, and yet within sight of Aman and the deathless shore....

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 5, Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië

Thus unseen [Melkor] came at last to the dark region of Avathar. That narrow land lay south of the Bay of Eldamar, beneath the eastern feet of the Pelóri....

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 8, Of The Darkening of Valinor

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 27Nov05

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