The Encyclopedia of Arda - an interactive guide to the world of J.R.R. Tolkien


About this entry:

  • Updated 19 August 2006
  • Updates planned: 2


The Day of the Powers

Days of the week

The last of the six days that made up the Elves' week. Orbelain is a Sindarin name, and the day was also know by the name Rodyn in the same language. In Quenya, the same day was given the names Valanya or Tárion. All these names have approximately the same meaning, referring to a day dedicated to the Valar or Powers. The same tradition was ultimately transmitted to Middle-earth, where the last day of the week became known as 'Highday'.

See also...

Rodyn, Tárion, Valanya

For acknowledgements and references, see the Disclaimer & Bibliography page.

Website services kindly sponsored by Axiom Software Ltd.

Original content © copyright Mark Fisher 2006. All rights reserved. For conditions of reuse, see the Site FAQ.