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A map of Middle-earth and the Undying Lands

The Undying Lands were a realm inhabited by Ainur and Elves. The area included the continent of Aman and the island of Tol Eressëa. The ocean Belegaer separated the Undying Lands from the western shores of Middle-earth.


Eldar days and Second AgeEdit

Originally, mortals were allowed to trade with those from Valinor in the Undying Lands, but were forbidden to sail west beyond the sight of Númenor. However, in SA 3319 (Second Age), the treacherous Sauron deceived Ar-Pharazôn, the last King of Númenor, to believe that the ruler of the Undying Lands would be granted immortality and persuaded him that this was man's right and he had but to claim it. To prevent the king's invasion, Ilúvatar destroyed Númenor beneath the ocean and set the Undying Lands forever beyond the reach of mortal Men. Elves were still permitted to sail across the sea to the Undying Lands, if they chose to (which most did).[1]

Third AgeEdit

In TA 3021 (Third Age), Círdan the Shipwright accompanied Elrond, Galadriel, and Gandalf, the Keepers of the Rings, on a voyage to the Undying Lands, where they intended to remain. They were also joined by Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, Hobbits who were among the very few mortal beings to be allowed passage to the Undying Lands.[2]

Fourth AgeEdit

Eventually, Samwise Gamgee, another Hobbit of the Shire, and the Dwarf Gimli along with his good friend Legolas have made the journey to the Undying Lands.[3]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Arabic الأرض التي لا تفنى
Indonesian Tanah Keabadian
Bulgarian Нестихващи земи
Catalan Terres etern
Croatian Besmrtna zemljišta
Czech Země neumírajících
Estonian Surematud maad
French Terres Impérissables
Danish De udødelige lande
Dutch De onsterfelijke landen
Greek Τα Αθάνατα εδάφη
Hindi अमर भूमि
Hungarian Halhatatlan földeken ?
Italian Terre Immortali
Japanese 不滅の土地
Korean 불멸의 땅
Lithuanian Nemirštančios žemės
Malaysian Tanah Tanpa Kematian
Norwegian De udødeliges land
Persian زمین بی مرگی
Romanian Tărâmurile Nemuririi
Russian Бессмертные земли
Serbian Бесмртнe земље (Cyrillic) Besmrtne zemlje (Latinised)
Slovak Nehynúcu pozemky
Slovenian Nesmrtna zemljišča
Spanish Tierras Imperecederas
Swedish De odödligas land


  1. The Silmarillion
  2. The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, Book Six, Chapter IX: "The Grey Havens"
  3. The Lord of the Rings

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