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Pelennor Fields
Background Information
Type Gondor Plain
Location Between Minas Tirith and Osgiliath
Realms
Capital
Founded/Built SA 3320
Ruler Kings of Gondor, Stewards of Gondor
Other Information
Summary A large field of Gondor
Other names
Inhabitants Men
Spoken Languages Westron
Lifespan SA 3320 -

The Pelennor Fields was a large field surrounding (mostly to the east of) Minas Tirith, the largest city and capital of Gondor.

HistoryEdit

Pelenor fields

Armies moving over the Pelennor Fields during the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.

After Minas Ithil had fallen and was renamed Minas Morgul, the Pelennor Fields were walled by the Rammas Echor, to prevent attacks from Mordor.

During the War of the Ring, the Pelennor Fields were the location of the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, when Sauron's Orc and Easterling armies overran the Rammas Echor and besieged the city.

It was on these fields that Théoden King was slain, along with the Witch-king of Angmar, and that most of the great battle was fought. After the War of the Ring, the Rammas Echor was rebuilt by the Dwarves of the Glittering Caves.[1]

Portrayal in adaptationsEdit

In the live action movie trilogy by Peter Jackson, Pelennor Fields is portrayed as an uncultivated, beaten down grassland. The perimeter wall is also nowhere to be found.

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Chinese (Hong Kong) 帕蘭諾平原
French Champs de Pelennor
Norwegian Pelennor-engene

EtymologyEdit

Pelennor was a Sindarin word for 'Fenced Land'.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  2. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth

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