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''Erukyermë'' means 'Prayer to Eru' in [[Quenya]] (
''Erukyermë'' means 'Prayer to Eru' in [[Quenya]] (''[[kyermë]]'', 'prayer').
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|Other names||Prayer to Eru|
|Part of||The Three Prayers|
|Participants||Ruler of Númenor and his/her people|
|Description||Ceremony in which the Númenóreans ascended the Meneltarma and made an offering on its summit|
The Erukyermë was one of the Three Prayers held on the summit of the Meneltarma in Númenor (the others being the Erulaitalë and the Eruhantalë). The Erukyermë was held at the beginning of each spring. The ruling King or Queen, followed by a silent crowd, would climb the mountain on foot, and at its peak utter a prayer for the approaching year. Traditionally, three Eagles, known by the Númenóreans as the Witnesses of Manwë, would hover over the King and his people at this time.