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This article is about the isle. For the bay, see Bay of Balar.

The Isle of Balar was an island located about seventy-five miles off the southern coast of Beleriand in the great Bay of Balar, known for being a refuge and gathering point of Eldar and Edain during the First Age of Middle-earth.[1]

HistoryEdit

The Isle may have been, according to legend, the northern tip of Tol Eressëa which had broken off when Ulmo ferried the Eldar to Aman. Before the Dagor Bragollach, Turgon of Gondolin had prepared and organized an outpost there for which he sent ships filled with messengers to Aman, to pled for aid from the Valar but none save for the elf, Voronwë, who was saved by Ulmo ever returned to Middle-earth.

When the Falas was destroyed, the Isle of Balar became a refugee camp for the survivors of the Havens of the Falas which were headed by Círdan. The camps on Balar maintained close contact with the refugee camp in Arvernien headed by the half-elf, Eärendil. It was on Balar that Círdan helped Eärendil build the ship Vingilotë, with which later he sought for Valinor, to ask for the pardon of the Valar and help against Morgoth.

During the War of Wrath, many Sindar and some Ñoldor were still camped at the Isle of Balar, and after the war, some survivors were gathered there given the fact that they could not return to they homes in the Beleriand. From Balar many elves went to Lindon until the elves were summoned to return to Valinor and the Edain to the newly raised isle of Númenor. Sometime after SA 32, the Isle of Balar eventually fell beneath the Belegaer becoming one the Lands Under the Wave.

It had also been a place where many pearls could be found off its shores.[2]

See alsoEdit

Translations around the worldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Eiland Balar
Albanian Ishulli i Balarit
Amharic አይል ኦፍ ባላር
Arabic جزيرة بالار
Armenian Բալար կղզի
Azerbaijani Balar adası
Basque Balar uhartea
Belarusian Cyrillic Востраў Балар
Bengali আইল অফ বলার
Bosnian Ostrvo Balar
Bulgarian Cyrillic Стров Балар
Catalan Illa de Balar
Chinese 巴拉爾島
Cornish Ynys Balar
Croatian Otok Balar
Czech Ostrůvek Balar
Danish Balars ø
Dutch Eiland Balar
Esperanto Insulo de Balar
Estonian Balar saart
Faroese Balar oyggj
Finnish Balarin saari
French Île de Balar
Frisian Eilun Balar (Northern)
Galician Illa de Balar
Georgian კუნძული ბალარ
Greek Νήσος Βαλαρ
Gujarati બલાર ટાપુ
Hebrew האי באלאר
Hindi आइल ऑफ़ बलर
Hungarian Balar-sziget
Icelandic Balareyja
Ido Insulo di Balar
Indonesian Pulau Balar
Irish Gaelic Inis Balar
Italian Isola di Balar
Japanese バラール島
Javanese Pulo Balar
Kannada ಬಾಲಾರ್ ದ್ವೀಪ
Kazakh Балар аралы (Cyrillic) Balar aralı (Latin)
Korean 아일오브발라
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Балар аралы
Latin Balar insula
Latvian Balar sala
Lithuanian Balar sala
Luxembourgish Insel Balar
Macedonian Cyrillic Островот Балар
Malaysian Pulau Balar
Maltese Gżira Balar
Manx Ellan Balar
Maori Motu o Balar
Marathi आईल ऑफ बलार
Mirandese Ilha de Balar
Nepalese बेलार आइल्याण्ड
Norwegian Balars øy
Occitan Illa de Balar
Old English Balarīeg
Persian جزیره بالار
Polish Balar wyspa
Portuguese Ilha de Balar
Punjabi ਆੲੀਲ ਆਫ਼ ਬਲਰ
Romanian Insula Balar
Scots Isle o Balar
Scottish Gaelic Eilean de Balar
Sicilian Ìsula di Balar
Serbian Острво Балар (Cyrillic) Ostrvo Balar (Latin)
Slovak Balar ostrov
Slovenian Balar otok
Spanish Isla de Balar
Swahili Kisiwa cha Balar
Swedish Balars ö
Tagalog Pulo ng Balar
Tamil பலர் தீவு
Telugu బాలర్ ద్వీపం
Thai ไอล์ออฟบะละร
Turkish Balar Adası
Ukrainian Cyrillic Балар острів
Urdu آئل آف بالر
Uzbek Балар ороли (Cyrillic) Balar oroli (Latin)
Venetian Ìxoła de Balar
Vietnamese Đảo Balar
Welsh Ynys Balar
Waray Puro han Balar
West Flemish Eiland Balar
Yiddish אינזל פון באַלאַר
Yoruba Erékùṣù ilẹ̀ Balar
Zazaki Adey Balar

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The First Age, The Elder Days, "Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  2. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth