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Formenos was the stronghold city of the House of Fëanor in the hills north of Valinor in Aman.[1]


Formenos was built after the banishment of Fëanor from Tirion. Here, Fëanor and his sons spent twelve Valian Years (about fifty years of the Sun) in exile. Some of the Ñoldor, including their King Finwë, went with Fëanor into exile. It was also home to the treasury of Fëanor where he kept the Silmarils in a chamber of iron. It was here that Melkor slew Finwë as he stole those jewels during the Darkening of Valinor.[2]


Formenos is a Quenya word that meant 'Northern fortress'.[Source?] The Complete Guide to Middle-earth described it as meaning 'north-citadel'.[3]

Places of Aman

Aman Locations:

Regions of the Valar:

Woods of Oromë | Pastures of Yavanna | Halls of Mandos | Halls of Nienna | Gardens of Lòrien | Wells of Varda | House of Tulkas | Máhanaxar | Two Trees

Other Regions:

Valinor | Eldamar | Tol Eressëa | Undying Lands | Alalminórë | Enchanted Isles | Araman | Avathar | Plain of Valinor | Haerast | Oiomurë

Mountains & Passes:

Pelóri | Túna | Taniquetil | Calacirya | Hyarmentir | Caves of the Forgotten

Bodies of Water:

Bay of Eldamar | Lórellin | Shadowy Seas | Híri | Sirnúmen


Valmar | Tirion | Formenos | Avallonë | Alqualondë | Kortirion | Tavrobel


Cottage of Lost Play | Mindon Eldaliéva | Galathilion | House of Hundred Chimneys | Tower of Avallónë | Tower of Tavrobel | Ilmarin | Bridge of Tavrobel | Ezellohar


  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The First Age, The Elder Days, "Valinor"
  2. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter IX: "Of the Flight of the Noldor"
  3. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth

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