S. Minas Anor loc. “Tower of the (Setting) Sun”

S. Minas Anor, loc. “Tower of the (Setting) Sun”

Original name of Minas Tirith, translated “Tower of the Setting Sun” (LotR/244), a combination of minas “tower” and Anor “Sun” (SA/minas, nár).

Conceptual Development: When it first appeared in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, the name N. Minas Anor was translated more literally as “Tower of the Sun” (TI/119).

References ✧ LotR/244; LotRI/Minas Anor, Tower of the (Setting) Sun; MRI/Minas Anor; PMI/Minas Anor; S/291; SA/minas, nár; SI/Minas Anor; UTI/Minas Anor



minas “tower, fort, city (with a citadel and central watch tower)” ✧ SA/minas
Anor “Sun” ✧ SA/nár

N. Minas Anor loc. “Tower of the Sun”

See S. Minas Anor for discussion.

References ✧ TI/119, 144; TII/Minas Anor; WRI/Minas Anor



minnas “tower”
Anor “Sun”