The Undying Lands were a realm inhabited by Ainur and Eldar. 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. Only immortals and ringbearers are allowed to live in this realm.
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).
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.
- The Undying lands are most likely based off Heaven from the Christian religion.
Translations around the WorldEdit
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Arabic||الأرض التي لا تفنى|
|Danish||De udødelige lande|
|Dutch||De onsterfelijke landen|
|Greek||Τα Αθάνατα εδάφη|
|Malaysian||Tanah Tanpa Kematian|
|Norwegian||De udødeliges land|
|Persian||زمین بی مرگی|
|Serbian||Бесмртнe земље (Cyrillic) Besmrtne zemlje (Latinised)|
|Swedish||De odödligas land|
- ↑ The Silmarillion
- ↑ The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, Book Six, Chapter IX: "The Grey Havens"
- ↑ The Lord of the Rings