'Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power' on Prime: From Rhovanion to Numenor, breathtaking regions featured during the premiere
Fans hope the series' storytelling is going to take them back to Tolkien's cinematic masterpiece world along with showcasing some stunning venues
'Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power' is being amped up as the release date is knocking on the door. Fans are hoping the series' storytelling is going to take the viewers back to Tolkien's cinematic masterpiece world, on top of that it will also showcase some breathtaking venues that have been mentioned and shown in the new Amazon show, 'Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power'.
'Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power' is releasing on Thursday, September 1, 2022. The 8-episode season of the 'Rings of Power' has cost the company $715 million or more than 5.1 million annual subscriptions to Amazon Prime. It is based on Tolkien's detailed history of Middle-earth and the series covers all the major events from this period — from the forging of the 'Rings of Power' to the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron and the fall of the island kingdom of Numenor. Here are all the places that are mentioned in the series premiere.
Forodwaith was the name of both a region and its inhabitants, in northern Arda. The Sindarin name Forodwaith translates loosely as "Northern Waste," and was a name for the land north of the Iron Mountains of the First Age. Little was known of it, except that it was an area of immense cold due to the proximity to the Gap of Ilmen, and Morgoth's evil cold. After the War of Wrath and the breaking of the World, the Iron Mountains were mostly destroyed, and the area of Forodwaith that lay north of Eriador became known as Forochel, together with the great ice bay and cape that carried the same name. Part of Forodwaith as depicted in the 'Rings of Power'.
Lindon was a region of western Middle-earth. Initially populated by Laiquendi, in the following ages it became an important Elvish realm, known for its harbors and Elven ships that would embark unto the West. Lindon was the name of the remnant of Ossiriand, a region west of the Blue Mountains, in Eastern Beleriand. After the deluge of Beleriand in the War of Wrath, Lindon became the westernmost land of the continent of Middle-earth. The Gulf of Lune broke into Lindon and the Blue Mountains and divided the realm into Forlindon (North Lindon) and Harlindon (South Lindon). The eastern border of Lindon was the River Lune, beyond which was Arnor.
Rhovanion or Wilderland was a large region of northern Middle-earth. The Great River Anduin flowed through it, and the immense forest of Greenwood the Great also lay within its borders. Politically, Rhovanion referred to a smaller area east of Mirkwood. Rhovanion was host to two Silvan Elf kingdoms ruled by Sindarin lords, Northern Greenwood and Lorinand.
The South Land, also referred to as the Dark Land, was a continent that lay southeast of where the events of 'The Silmarillion', and 'The Lord of the Rings' occurred. Little is known about its geographical features, but it may have several mountain ranges going through it, including the Yellow Mountains.
Valinor is the Land across the Sea, was the realm of the Valar in Aman; the place to which they migrated from their former kingdom Almaren after the destruction of the Two Lamps by Melkor. It was known also as the Undying Lands.
The Sundering Seas
Sundering Seas or the Great Sea was the sea of Arda that lay west of Middle-earth. It is also known as Belegaer.
Eregion, later known as Hollin, was a realm of the Ñoldorin Elves during the Second Age, located near the West gate of Moria. It was a rare elven kingdom, for the relations with the dwarves were cordial and both sides traded freely.
Numenor was a kingdom of Men, established on an island brought up out of the sea by the Valar in the early Second Age, after the final ruin of Beleriand. The culture of the Numenoreans originated there shortly afterward. Numenor was located on an island in the Great Sea, between Middle-earth and Aman.