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Places in Middle-earth


Type: Kingdoms, Realms, Lands

Region: Other Arda

Meaning: The Realm

Location: The Circles of the World

Description: The name of the Earth as the Kingdom of Manwë (from The Silmarillion, Index of Names)

From The Atlast of Middle-earth, Revised Edition, p. ix:
"One reference strongly indicated that Arda was originally flat: At the time of the fall of Númenor, Valinor was removed from Arda; then 'the world was indeed made round,' although those permitted could still find the 'Straight Road' to Valinor."

Contributors: docmon, 5 Sept 05

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