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Untitled discussion[edit]

Shouldn't the article say "The Numenoreans were forbidden to sail west beyond sight of Numenor" instead of "west of the westernmost promontory of Numenor"? Nitish 02:30, Oct 28, 2004 (UTC)

If this is what Tolkien said, sure! I haven't had time to look it up yet. [[User:Aranel|Aranel ("Sarah")]] 16:47, 29 Oct 2004 (UTC)
Yes, I can confirm that. It said "sail west beyond the sight of Numenor."

Where is Aman in relation to Arda after it was seperated from Arda?

Outside of the physical globe of the world, but connected to the world by the Straight Road. Aman remains a part of Arda, but it is no longer in the same physical place. Make of that as you will. Jordi· 11:56, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I am Aman!

I would think that sailing beyond the sight of Numenor would mean any part of Numenor, so that would mean that they could not sail out of view of the western most point that was visible, or whatever other landmark would be the last to be visible. So saying that they could not sail west beyond the sight of Numenor would presumably mean the same thing as the western promontory, or whatever was the last landmark visible.


It seems like Amandil would not have followed the Straight Road, as he sailed to Numenor before the Ban of the Valar had been broken by Ar-Pharazon and his fleet.


Any etymological relation to the Afro-Asiatic root AMN? In Arabic 'amān' means safety, and in Amazigh 'aman' means water, and in Egyptian it's the name of the god Aman --Alif 16:20, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

I can kind of understand why the Numenoreans decided to violate the Ban of the Valar; after all, why did they ban Men and not Elves? Was it favoritism, like Sauron said? Sure seems like it. 66.248.102.141 23:57, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
The Elves were already immortal and many of them used to live in Aman anyway. Uthanc 12:58, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Notability[edit]

It seems that the Tolkien-related definition of Aman is not the most notable. Shouldn't this be a disambiguation page instead? -- 75.143.96.101 22:31, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

I totally agree. The Tolkein related use of the word is not very significant. The word aman should be reserved for better and more notable use. The word is the name of an important biblical character in the bible - Aman the son of Amadathi in the book of Esther. I would like to move the page to free the name up. Aman (undying lands) is just a place in a fiction story and is of low importance. It is a redirect from Undying Lands, which is just another name for the fictional place. There is no reason to take up the name for a fictional place that already has a page that is redirecting to aman. Luckynumbers (talk) 09:37, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

Aman is just the name of a son in a fictional story, and is of low importance. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.100.89.87 (talk) 00:04, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was no consensus for this move, although there is strong support bordering on consensus for a move to some different name. - Deacon of Pndapetzim (Talk) 22:06, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

AmanUndying Lands

The word aman should be reserved for better and more notable use. The word is the root of the word amen and also an important biblical character named Aman the son of Amadathi in the book of Esther. Aman is currently a redirect from Undying Lands. It needs to be moved to the disambiguation page. A fictional place from a fictional story is of low importance. Currently, the word is a redirect from Undying Lands, which is just another name for the same fictional place. There is no reason to take up the name for a fictional place that already has a page that is redirecting to aman. It's not even the main name of the place in the story. —Luckynumbers (talk) 04:23, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Survey[edit]

Feel free to state your position on the renaming proposal by beginning a new line in this section with *'''Support''' or *'''Oppose''', then sign your comment with ~~~~. Since polling is not a substitute for discussion, please explain your reasons, taking into account Wikipedia's naming conventions.
  • Support — as nom. Luckynumbers (talk) 05:16, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Support — I wholeheartedly agree with the proposal, although for different reasons. I don't think that an alternative spelling is a suitable justification per guidelines, nor is the biblical figure more notable (I was unable to find an article dedicated to him). However, a search shows that there's at least a dozen of people named/surnamed Aman, so a dab page should be at the main namespace. But for me, the main reason is that "Undying Lands" is a more out-of-universe name, that shows more readily the nature of the topic for random users, and (as far as I can imagine) was a more common designation for this concept in JRRT's mind. Under this title, the article will even have more growth perspectives. Súrendil (talk) 17:22, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
Alternative proposal — Looking closer, this would better be moved to Blessed Realm, since "Aman" translates from Valarin as "blessed" (WJ:339), and the two names are used in JRRT's writings with equal frequency. Súrendil (talk) 17:31, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Support move to Blessed Realm; there's no reason we can't pipe Aman. Actually, the other guys make good points; I think actually a move to Aman (Middle-earth) (even though, if we want to nitpick, Aman and Middle-earth are separate continents) would be best. Dr. Extreme (talk) 10:56, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Strongly oppose Blessed Lands is (obviously) ambiguous with Greek, Irish, and Indian concepts, as this Google scholar search should show. Haman, son of Hammedatha, is under his usual name in English; see this citation from the King James Version should show. Omitting the H is neither good Hebrew nor good English; it is the latter which matters. The prospect of moving him approaches Original Research. Septentrionalis PMAnderson 22:33, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Strong oppose per PMAnderson. Also, Aman is more inclusive of the continent as a whole. Not all of Aman was described as "blessed" (i.e. the lair of Ungoliant in Avathar). I would support a move to Aman (Middle earth) or something along those lines though. IronGargoyle (talk) 22:46, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Support moving to Undying Lands due to less ambiguity (per IronGargoyle, if he/she's right) and chiefly due to out of universe/real world concerns (per Súrendil, etc.) - Aman (Middle-earth) would work too is strictly contradictory (though "Middle-earth" is understood to be used loosely), and should probably be avoided to avoid confusion. Undying Lands is probably best. Uthanc (talk) 11:41, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
    • Reply. Yeah, you Dr. Extreme totally PWNed my knowledge of Tolkien with that one. :-) Obviously Aman (Middle earth) is a complete contradiction and I should have recognized that immediately. I still don't really like the move in general, but that is an excellent point. IronGargoyle (talk) 15:05, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
      • Reply You mean Dr. Extreme. As long as the article's accessible ... Uthanc (talk) 18:34, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

Any additional comments:
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Proposed merger of Eldamar with Aman[edit]

Eldamar was proposed for deletion on 2009-12-13 16:18 for lack of WP:Notability. Perhaps its content should instead be merged here. Opinions, pro or con? Yappy2bhere (talk) 01:34, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

Proposed merger of Calacirya with Aman[edit]

Calacirya was proposed for deletion on 2009-12-13 16:19 for lack of WP:Notability. A merger with Eldamar had been proposed, but Eldamar has also been proposed for deletion. Perhaps its content should instead be merged here. Opinions, pro or con? Yappy2bhere (talk) 01:43, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

Taking a closer look at these articles, I think the biggest problem might be that they're plot-only descriptions of fictional works. We'll need some information about reception, influences, or significance outside Tolkien's legendarium in order to keep them. I'm not opposed to merging (since they're related topics with short articles), but I don't think a merge on its own will fix context problems. --Explodicle (T/C) 15:44, 17 December 2009 (UTC)
Do we need further information on them to simply merge, or can they be merged as-is? (I'm also noticing there don't seem to be many editors inclined to comment - perhaps just going ahead with a merge is the way forward.) Random name (talk) 14:36, 24 January 2010 (UTC)
As there hasn't been a lot of response so far I'm going to be bold and will merge Eldamar and Calacirya into Aman. De728631 (talk) 19:18, 3 March 2010 (UTC)