Elvenhome

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Mithrandír 01/Jan/2007 at 12:02 PM
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i have recently heard of a city called Elvenhome that lay in the haven of Valinor, and this was were Frodo went on the Last ship to leave Middle Earth. I think that i have distantly heard of Elvenhome in the Silmarilion, but i have not yet found the passage that contains this valuable information. So my question is:
Did Frodo go to this place by the name of Elvenhome or not?
Vugar 01/Jan/2007 at 12:31 PM
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He did. Elvenhome was another name for Eldamar, which referred to the area of Aman that the Elves inhabited and in turn the Bay of the same name. As I can recall, Frodo most likely settled on the isle of Tol Eressëa specifically. Tolkien explains the passage of mortals to Elvenhome in a letter (#154) to a Naomi Mitchison:

"But in this story it is supposed that there may be certain rare exceptions or accommodations (legitimately supposed? there always seem to be exceptions); and so certain ’mortals’, who have played some great part in Elvish affairs, may pass with the Elves to Elvenhome. Thus Frodo (by the express gift of Arwen) and Bilbo, and eventually Sam (as adumbrated by Frodo); and as a unique exception Gimli the Dwarf, as friend of Legolas and ’servant’ of Galadriel."