13 July 2011

365 Days of Middle-Earth ~ Day 13: Dol Amroth

Imrahil, Prince of Dol Amroth
Dol Amroth was a princedom which made up a part of the kingdom of Gondor. It was ruled by the descendants of Galador during the last millennium of the Third Age.
 
History of the Line of Dol Amroth

Galador, son of Imrazôr, was the first lord of Dol Amroth. Imrazôr, son of Adrahil I (already known as the Prince) lived in Belfalas. At some point he moved into the area which was once the Elven haven known as Edhellond; there he married Mithrellas, a Silvan Elf of Lórien, giving his descendants claim to Elven blood. 

Following Imrazôr’s death, Galador went on to found the princedom of Dol Amroth and become its first lord (the specific date is not recorded). The city was built south of Edhellond at the inlet of Cobas Haven in the Bay of Belfalas. The Sea-ward Tower of Tirith Aear was built in the north of the city. 

The lands of Dol Amroth are also known as Dor-en-Ernil ('Lands of the Prince').


Etymology

Sindarin dol "hill" + Amroth "Upclimber"


The line of Princes of Dol Amroth:
  • Adrahil I, Prince of Dor-en-Ernil (1864–1968): fought the Wainriders in 1944
  • Imrazôr, Prince of Dor-en-Ernil (1950–2076)
  • Galador, First Prince of Dol Amroth (2004–2129)
  • Second Prince of Dol Amroth (2060–2206)
  • Third Prince of Dol Amroth (2120–2254)
  • Fourth Prince of Dol Amroth (2172–2299)
  • Fifth Prince of Dol Amroth (2225–2348)
  • Sixth Prince of Dol Amroth (2274–2400)
  • Seventh Prince of Dol Amroth (2324–2458)
  • Eighth Prince of Dol Amroth (2373–2498)
  • Ninth Prince of Dol Amroth (2418–2540)
  • Tenth Prince of Dol Amroth (2463–2582)
  • Eleventh Prince of Dol Amroth (2505–2623)
  • Twelth Prince of Dol Amroth (2546–2660)
  • Thirteenth Prince of Dol Amroth (2588–2701)
  • Fourteenth Prince of Dol Amroth (2627–2733)
  • Fifteenth Prince of Dol Amroth (2671–2746: He was slain by Corsairs of Umbar.)
  • Sixteenth Prince of Dol Amroth (2709–2799: Slain in battle.)
  • Seventeenth Prince of Dol Amroth (2746–2859)
  • Eighteenth Prince of Dol Amroth (2785–2899)
  • Aglahad, Nineteenth Prince of Dol Amroth (2827–2932)
  • Angelimir, Twentieth Prince of Dol Amroth (2866–2977)
  • Adrahil II, Twenty-first Prince of Dol Amroth (2917–3010)
  • Imrahil, Twenty-second Prince of Dol Amroth (2955–3054=Fourth Age 33).
  • Elphir, Twenty-third Prince of Dol Amroth (2994–3087=Fourth Age 65).
  • Alphros, Twenty-fourth Prince of Dol Amroth (3017–3115=Fourth Age 93).

* All dates are from the Third Age; many Princes’ names are unknown

** Imrahil’s sister Finduilas went on to marry Denethor II, Steward of Gondor; she bore him two sons, Boromir and Faramir. Imrahil’s daughter Lothíriel married Éomer, King of Rohan.

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