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Dates
Known as Amon Anwar from the beginning of the Third Age1
Location
The westernmost of the Beacons of Gondor, in the Wood of Anwar on Gondor's border with Rohan
Race
Division
Culture
Source
The stream known as Glanhír (and later as the Mering Stream) rose in the Firien-dale on the southern flanks of Amon Anwar
Pronunciation
a'mon a'nwarr (rr indicates that the final 'r' sound should be pronounced)
Meaning
Other names
Eilenaer, Halifirien, Hill of Anwar, Hill of Awe, Holy Mount; at one time called Fornarthan, 'North Beacon'

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Amon Anwar

The Hill of Awe

Map of Amon Anwar

The original Sindarin name for the hill known to the Rohirrim as the Halifirien. The last of the beacon-hills of Gondor, it stood on the borders of the land of Rohan, and the secret Tomb of Elendil lay there for many centuries.


Notes

1

Before the end of the Second Age, this mountain had been generally known as Eilenaer. The name Amon Anwar, 'Hill of Awe', derived from the hallow on its slopes that held the Tomb of Elendil, placed there after the War of the Last Alliance. The location of the Tomb was a secret known only to the Kings and Stewards of Gondor, but nonetheless the presence of the hallowed site brought a sense of awe to the mountain and its surrounding wood from which it took its new name.

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