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Dates
Established early in the history of Númenor (which was founded in II 32); abandoned on the accession of Ar-Gimilzór in II 3102
Location
The summit of the Meneltarma in the central regions of Númenor
Race
Division
Culture
Family
Led by members of the royal House of Elros
Pronunciation
erooha'ntaleh
Meaning
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Eruhantalë

Thanksgiving to Eru

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The Three Prayers on the Meneltarma

The last of the Three Prayers to Eru said each year by the King of Númenor. The Eruhantalë signified the Thanksgiving to Eru, and was held at the end of each autumn. At that time the King would ascend the Pillar of Heaven, the mountain of the Meneltarma, accompanied by a silent, white-clad crowd of his people. He would offer the prayer on the mountain's summit, while three great Eagles, the Witnesses of Manwë, hovered overhead.


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