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Valaróma

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Valaróma was the fabled hunting-horn of Oromë, the Huntsman of the Valar. It could be heard above all other horns, for its sound was like lightning cleaving the clouds,[1] and its echoes made the shadows flee, even Melkor quail in Utumno.[2] When the Sindar heard it they knew that once again the hunter was pursuing the servants of Morgoth.[3] Only once did the sound of Valaróma falter - in the Cloud of Ungoliant after she had attacked the Two Trees.[4]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Valaquenta: Account of the Valar and Maiar According to the Lore of the Eldar"
  2. 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 Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Sindar"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Darkening of Valinor"