Where Is Pelargir In Middle-earth: Even though Middle-earth is a fantasy world, the detailed maps that J.R.R. Tolkien made to go along with his books have always given it a realistic feel.
Both The Lord of the Rings movies and The Rings of Power on Prime Video used these maps a lot to help explain where the characters and big events were and what was going on.
This makes fans curious every time a new place is mentioned, which happened in episode 7 of The Rings of Power when Bronwyn told the remaining Southlanders that she planned to lead them to Pelargir.
Where Is Pelargir In Middle-earth?
Pelargir is on the River Anduin, which flows from the Bay of Belfalas and through the area that will one day be Gondor.
The old Nmenórean settlement is on the same river as Osgiliath, the city in Gondor that Sauron’s forces take over in The Return of the King.
In the picture below, there is a circle around Pelargir. The arrow on the left points to where Minas Tirith will be in the future, and the arrow on the right points to Mount Doom, which has just erupted in The Rings of Power.
Southlands have become the fiery land
In the last few minutes of episode 7, the Southlands have become the fiery land of Mordor, and the people who still live there need to find a new place to live.
Galadriel asks Arondir and Bronwyn where they want to go next. Bronwyn tells her that she wants to lead the rest of the people to Pelargir.
The settlement is an old Nmenórean colony that will give the Southlanders who still live there fresh land and water so they can start over.
What Is Pelargir’s importance?
In the southern part of Middle-earth, the city of Pelargir is in a very important place.
It can keep an eye on ships going up and down the River Anduin, give ships a place to dock before going out to sea, and be a key trading post.
As mentioned, the city used to be a colony of Nmenor, but as Nmenor turned more and more toward itself, Pelargir was ignored and almost forgotten.
That was before it became the main refuge for those who still followed the old, outward-looking ways of Nmenor. These people were called the Faithful, and they needed a place to stay when Nmenor was destroyed by the sea.
Elendil and Isildur, who still follow the old ways of Nmenor, go on to start the kingdom of Gondor, and Pelargir is an important place in the new country.
Surprisingly, The Rings of Power is not the first time Pelargir has been mentioned. In the extended edition of The Return of the King, the fleet of Corsair ships that Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli take control of on their way to the Battle of Minas Tirith briefly attacks the city.