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Amon Anwar

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The name Holy Mountain refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Holy Mountain (disambiguation).
This article is about the mountain. For the fan film, see Halifirien: The Hallowed Mountain‎.

Amon Anwar, also known was Halifirien, was the hallowed mountain that stood over the border of Calenardhon and Anórien.


The mountain was hallowed because prior to the creation of Rohan, the Tomb of Elendil lay there since his death. After Cirion and Eorl spoke the Oath that bound their lands on the hallowed mountain, Elendil's body was moved to Rath Dínen.

The last of the beacon-hills of Gondor, it was originally named Eilenaer and stood on the borders of the land of Rohan.


Amon Anwar means "Hill of Awe" in Sindarin.

Halifirien means "Holy Mountain" in the language of Rohan.[1] Tolkien derived the name from Old English.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 42, July 2001, p. 20
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 770
Beacons of Gondor
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