Ambar was a term referring to fates.


Fates of peoplesEdit

As a common Elvish noun, Ambar was a word that denoted the fate of an individual person.[1]

Fates of the created universeEdit

Ambar is also known for being the term that stood for the fate of all created things as in , Arda, and perhaps the Ainulindalë. It was compared to Elendil's vow upon landing in Middle-earth after the Fall of Númenor. [1]

Other meaningsEdit

In Karen Wynn Fonstad's The Atlas of Middle-earth, it was illustrated and described as the Earth itself, excluding the celestial bodies.

It is the raw, solid, and pure earth that was the base and core of Arda before the change (during the First Age).

Because the Sun, Moon, Stars, and other objects orbited the planet in the cosmology of Middle-earth, they were considered part of Arda, leading to Arda sometimes being called the 'Solar System' of Middle-earth.[2][3]


Ambar is a Quenya word that meant 'fate' or 'doom'.[1]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic አምባር
Arabic أمبار
Armenian Ամբար
Belarusian Cyrillic Амбар
Bengali আম্বার
Bulgarian Cyrillic Амбар
Georgian ამბარი
Greek Αμβαρ
Gujarati આમ્બર
Hebrew אמבאר
Hindi अंबर
Japanese アンバー
Kannada ಅಂಬರ್
Kazakh Амбар (Cyrillic) Ambar (Latin)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Амбар
Macedonian Cyrillic Амбар
Marathi अंबर
Mongolian Cyrillic Амбар
Nepalese आम्बर
Persian امبار
Punjabi ਆਮ੍ਬਰ
Russian Амбар
Serbian Амбар (Cyrillic) Ambar (Latin)
Sinhalese අම්බාර්
Tajik Cyrillic Амбар
Tamil அம்பர்
Telugu అంబర్
Thai ามบะร
Ukrainian Cyrillic ́Амбар
Urdu امبہر
Uzbek Амбар (Cyrillic) Ambar (Latin)
Yiddish ײַמבאַר


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
  2. The Atlas of Middle-earth, Foreword
  3. The Atlas of Middle-earth, Introduction