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Máhanaxar

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Máhanaxar, also called Rithil-Anamo[1], was the Ring of Doom with the thrones of the Valar outside the golden western gates of the city of Valmar.[2]

The Ring was close to Ezellohar and the Valar sat on their thrones while watching Yavanna chanting, bringing the Two Trees to life.[2]

Here the Powers sat bathed in the light of the Trees to hold their great councils, and here some of the most momentous decisions of 's history were made.

[edit] Etymology

The name is how the Amanyar called the Ring of Doom in Quenya. It contains the word Máhan "chief Vala".[3].

All in all, it is said to be derived from Valarin Mâchananaškad.[4]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar" p. 401
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Beginning of Days"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar" p. 402
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar", p. 399