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The Valar

The Doomsman of the Valar and keeper of the slain in his Halls in the west of Valinor; his true name is said to be Námo.


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1

This interpretation may seem odd at first, but remember that Mandos was originally the name of the Halls of Waiting, and only later associated with the Vala who kept them.

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