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Important peaks
The central peak of Númenor was said to have survived the Downfall as the Isle of Meneltarma
Pronunciation
Númenor is pronounced 'moo'menorr' (the final 'r' should be pronounced - 'rr' is used here to emphasise this)
Meaning
Númenor means 'land in the West'
Other names
Often referred to simply as 'the Downfall'

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Downfall of Númenor

The drowning of Westernesse

The utter destruction of the island of Númenor, a divine punishment for King Ar-Pharazôn's assault on the Undying Lands. Only Elendil and his companions escaped the wreck.


See also...

Akallabêth, ‘Akallabêth’, Alcarondas, ‘Aldarion and Erendis’, Amon Amarth, Anárion, Ancient West, Ar-Zimraphel, Aranrúth, Arda, Atalantë, Atanalcar, Axe of Tuor, Ban of the Valar, Barad-dûr, [See the full list...]

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  • Updated 14 August 1999
  • Updates planned: 4

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