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Formenos by LuisFBejarano
Background Information
Type Fortress
Location Northern Valinor
Ruler Fëanor
Other Information
Other names
Inhabitants House of Fëanor
Spoken Languages Quenya
Lifespan YT 1490YT 1495[1]

Formenos was the stronghold city of the House of Fëanor in the hills north of Valinor in Aman.[2]


After the banishment of Fëanor from Tirion, he and his seven sons went north of Valinor and fortified Formenos. Some of the Ñoldor, including their King Finwë, went with Fëanor. In Formenos, they spent twelve Valian Years (about fifty years of the Sun) in exile.

It was also home to the treasury of Fëanor where he kept the three Silmarils in a chamber of iron. Melkor slew Finwë at the doors of Formenos, before stealing the jewels which led to the eventual Darkening of Valinor.[3]


Formenos was a Quenya word that means "Northern fortress", from formen ("north") and ost ("fortress").[4][5]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ፎርመኖስ
Arabic فورمينوس
Armenian Ֆորմենոս
Belarusian Форменос
Bulgarian Форменос
Dari فورمهنوس
Greek Φορμενος
Gujarati ફોર્મેનોસ
Hebrew ףורמינוס ?
Hindi फ़ोर्मेनोस
Kazakh Форменос
Kurdish فۆرمه‌نۆس
Kyrgyz Формэнос
Lao ຟໂrມເນໂຊ
Macedonian Форменос
Mongolian Форменос
Nepali फ़ोर्मेनोस
Pashto فورمېنوس ?
Persian فورمهنوس
Russian Форменос
Serbian Форменос (Cyrillic) Formenos (Latinised)
Sinhala ෆොර්මෙනොස්
Tajik Форменос
Tigrinya ፎርመኖስ
Ukrainian Форменос
Urdu فورمےنوس
Uyghur فورمەنوس
Uzbek Форменос (Cyrillic) Formenos (Latinised)
Yiddish פֿאָרמענאָס


  1. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 10: Morgoth's Ring, The Annals of Aman
  2. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The First Age, The Elder Days, "Valinor"
  3. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter IX: "Of the Flight of the Noldor"
  4. The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin names
  5. Parma Eldalamberon, Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

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