|Battle of Dagorlad|
|Part of the War of the Last Alliance|
Elves prepare to clash with the Orcish hordes of Mordor
|Last Alliance of Elves and Men|| Mordor|
|350,000 Elves of Lindon, Lothlorien and Rivendell, 100,000 Silvan Elves of Mirkwood and Woodland Realm, 50,000 Galadhrim Warriors, 125,000 Men of Arnor and 75,000 Men of Gondor.||Estimated around 1 million Orcs, Evil creatures, and their allies|
|Severe||Devastating; almost wiped out|
|War of the Last Alliance|
The battle took place in the year SA 3434. It was fought between the army of the Last Alliance under Gil-galad and Elendil against an army of Orcs and other creatures loyal to Sauron, on the plains of Dagorlad just outside Mordor between Emyn Muil and Cirith Gorgor. The Last Alliance met with the Anarion's Numenorean army which was holding Osgiliath and Minas Ithil, they marched to Dagorlad. Oropher and Amdír, annoyed by Gil-galad's command, prematurely charged at the enemy and were driven back, and Amdír along with many Galadhrim Warriors died in the Dead Marshes. Eventually, the Alliance was able to drive back the the enemy forces and the army of the Last Alliance won the battle and was able to attack the Black Gate and proceeded to Udûn.
Later, in the Third Age of Middle-earth, the Dagorlad was the site of many battles between Gondor and various Easterlings armies. Many of the bodies of those slain in the battle on both sides came to occupy the marshes at the foot of Emyn Muil, and were preserved nearly intact for several millennia. The area had long been known as the Dead Marshes by the time Frodo crossed it on March 1 and 2, 3019.
Portrayal in adaptationsEdit
The Lord of the Rings film trilogyEdit
Translations around the WorldEdit
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Afrikaans||Slag van Dagorlad|
|Bosnian (Latin)||Bitka kod Dagorlada|
|Catalan||Batalla de Dagorlad|
|Croatian||Bitka kod Dagorlada|
|Czech||Bitva na Dagorladu|
|Dutch||Slag bij Dagorlad|
|Esperanto||Batalo de Dagorlad|
|French||Bataille de Dagorlad|
|German||Schlacht auf der Dagorlad|
|Italian||Battaglia di Dagorlad|
|Norwegian||Slaget ved Dagorlad ?|
|Poland||Bitwa na Dagorlad|
|Portuguese||Batalha de Dagorlad|
|Romanian||Bătălia de Dagorlad|
|Russian||Битва при Дагорладе|
|Serbian||Битка код Дагорлада|
|Swahili||Mapigano ya Dagorlad|
|Spanish||Batalla de Dagorlad|
|Swedish||Slaget vid Dagorlad|
|Yiddish||שלאַכט פון דאַגאָרלאַד|
- ↑ The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B: The Tale of Years (Chronology of the Westlands), "The Second Age"
- ↑ The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 12: The Peoples of Middle-earth, VI: "The Tale of Years of the Second Age"
- ↑ Unfinished Tales, Part Two: The Second Age, IV: "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn, and of Amroth King of Lórien", Appendices: Appendix B, The Sindarin Princes of the Silvan Elves
- ↑ The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age
- ↑ The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A: Annals of the Kings and Rulers, I: The Númenórean Kings, (ii): "The Realms in Exile"
- ↑ The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin names
- ↑ Parma Eldalamberon, Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien