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Established with the island of Númenor at the beginning of the Second Age; reduced to an island in the Downfall of II 3319
At the centre of Númenor, within the borders of Arandor
This mountain was 'holy' because of the Hallow of Eru at its summit
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The title 'Holy Mountain' was also given Taniquetil in Aman, on which Manwë and Varda had their mansions


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Holy Mountain

The Pillar of Heaven

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A name for the Meneltarma, the tall mountain that stood in the centre of the isle of Númenor that was called the Pillar of Heaven by the Númenóreans. From its summit, they gave thanks to Eru three times each year.

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