'Blessed, free from evil', the name of the land in the West, beyond the Great Sea, in which the Valar dwelt after they had left the Isle of Almaren. Often referred to as the Blessed Realm. Passim; see especially 32, 66, 326 Amandil 'Lover of Aman'; the last lord of AndÃºniÃ« in NÃºmenor, descendant of Elros and father of Elendil; set out on a voyage to Valinor and did not return. 335-7, 340-1, 346, 362
'Blessed, free from evil', the name of the land in the West, beyond the Great Sea, in which the Valar dwelt after they had left the Isle of Almaren. Often referred to as the Blessed Realm.
The Undying Lands.
The continent (originally lying in the far West of Arda, now removed from the World) on which the Valar made their home after the destruction of Almaren. There they founded Valinor, and there dwelt the Calaquendi; the Vanyar, the Noldor and those of the Teleri who journeyed from Middle-earth long before the First Age. There were dwellers in Aman before the Valar, though; Ungoliant had long existed in the southern land of Avathar.
To protect their realm from Melkor, the Valar raised a great range of mountains along the borders of Aman; the PelÃ³ri or Mountains of Defence. They also filled the seas eastwards with shadows and Enchanted Isles.
In II 3319, King Ar-PharazÃ´n of NÃºmenor, having been seduced and corrupted by Sauron, sailed on Aman with a great fleet. The King and his armies were destroyed, as was the land of NÃºmenor, and Aman was taken out of the World. After that catastrophe, only the Elves could reach the Blessed Realm.
The word means 'Blessed Realm'.