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Kortirion

Type: Cities, Towns, Settlements

Region: Aman

Meaning: Tirion - tower, also meant to evoke Tirion upon Tuna, lost to the exiles.

Other Names Citadel of the Island, Queen of Elms

Location: On Tol Eressëa, in Alalminore, 'The Land of Elms'. Kortirion "stands at the heart of the island."
Book of Lost Tales 1, Ch I, The Cottage of Lost Play

Description: "…and they builded a fair city amidmost of that island, and it was girt with trees. Now this city they called Kortirion, both in memory of their ancient dwelling of Kor in Valinor, and because this city stood also upon a hill and had a great tower tall and grey that Ingil son of Inwe their lord let raise."
Book of Lost Tales 1, Ch I, The Cottage of Lost Play

Eriol spent time in Kortirion, and from his story we know that there was "good tilth that lay without the grey walls of that town."
Book of Lost Tales 2, The Tale of Tinúviel

Contributors: Lyllyn 11.16.03

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