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Location
Along the eastern margins of Aman
Origins
Raised by the Valar as a defence against Morgoth
Race
Important peaks
Passes
Pronunciation
pe'lohri
Meaning
'Fencing mountains'
Other names

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  • Updated 17 April 2014
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Map of the Pelóri

The mountain-fence of Aman, raised by the Valar against the evils of Melkor. The highest peak of the Pelóri was Taniquetil, on which were the mansions of Manwë and Varda.


Notes

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The location of the great mountain Hyarmentir is not established with certainty. Its description seems to imply that it belonged to the range of the Pelóri, but this is far from certain.

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