This article is about the place. For the fantastical term "Faërie", see Faërie (term).

Eldamar, once called by Hobbits Faerie, was the region of Aman where the Elves lived.


The size of Eldamar is unknown, but the area between the Bay of Eldamar and the Pelóri was probably at least a few dozen miles wide; Eldamar also consisted of the shore of Taniquetil and the Calacirya where Tirion was built. The shore probably extended hundreds of miles to the north of the Calacirya.

The city of the Ñoldor (and for a time the Vanyar also) was Tirion, which was built on the hill of Túna facing both the Two Trees and the starlit seas.

The city of the Teleri, on the north shore of the Bay is Alqualondë, or Haven of the Swans, whose halls and mansions are made of pearl. The harbor is entered through a natural arch of rock, and the beaches are strewn with gems given by the Ñoldor. It includes the Calacirya and stretches far to the north and around the east-slopes of Taniquetil.

In the bay was Tol Eressëa the Lonely Isle, which was an island at one time adrift, until Ulmo rooted it in the bay.

South of Eldamar is Avathar, once the home of Ungoliant, a vast creature in the shape of a spider.[citation needed]


Eldamar is a Quenya word that meant 'Elvenhome'.[1]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Arabic ىلدامار
Belarusian Cyrillic Елдамар
Bengali এল্দামার
Bulgarian Cyrillic Елдамар
Chinese (Hong Kong) 艾爾達瑪
Georgian ელდამარი
Gujarati ઍલ્દમર
Hebrew (Israel) אלדמר
Hindi एल्दमर
Japanese エルダマール
Kazakh Елдамар (Cyrillic) Eldamar (Latin)
Kannada ಎಲ್ಡಮಾರ್
Korean 엘다 마르
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Элдамар
Macedonian Cyrillic Елдамар
Mongolian Cyrillic Элдамар
Nepalese एल्डरम
Persian الدامار
Russian Эльдамар
Sanskrit एल्दमर्
Serbian Елдамар (Cyrillic) Eldamar (Latin)
Sinhalese ඒල්දමර්
Tajik Cyrillic Елдамар
Tamil இடமர்
Telugu ఎల్దామర్
Thai อเลดามาร̒
Ukrainian Cyrillic Елдамар
Urdu الڈرمر
Yiddish עלדאַמאַר
Places in Aman
Regions of the Valar
Woods of OromëPastures of YavannaHalls of MandosHalls of NiennaGardens of LòrienWells of VardaHouse of TulkasMáhanaxarTwo Trees of Valinor
Other Regions
ValinorEldamarTol EressëaUndying LandsAlalminórëEnchanted IslesAramanAvatharPlain of ValinorHaerastOiomurë
Mountains and Passes
PelóriTúnaTaniquetilCalaciryaHyarmentirCaves of the Forgotten
Bodies of Water
Bay of EldamarLórellinShadowy SeasHíriSirnúmen
City and Fortifications
Other Places
Cottage of Lost PlayMindon EldaliévaGalathilionHouse of the Hundred ChimneysTower of AvallónëTower of TavrobelIlmarinBridge of TavrobelEzellohar


  1. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth