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The '''Hallows''' were a place in [[Minas Tirith]] where [[Kings of Gondor]], [[Stewards]] and other important men of the realm were buried. It was built on the shoulder of the hill, belonged to the fourth level of the city and accessed through the sixth, by passing the [[Fen Hollen]] to [[Rath Dínen]].  The Hallows contained the [[House of the Kings]] and the [[House of the Stewards]].<ref>{{RK|V4}}</ref>
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The '''Hallows''' or '''the Tombs''' were a place in [[Minas Tirith]] where [[Kings of Gondor]], [[Stewards]] and other important men of the realm were buried. It was built on the shoulder of the hill, belonged to the fourth level of the city and accessed through the sixth, by passing the [[Fen Hollen]] to [[Rath Dínen]].  The Hallows contained the [[House of the Kings]] and the [[House of the Stewards]].<ref>{{RK|V4}}</ref>
  
 
On [[15 March]] {{TA|3019}}<ref>{{App|TA}}</ref> the Steward [[Denethor|Denethor II]] brought his son [[Faramir]] to the Hallows where he intended to burn both of them alive.  The guard [[Beregond]] tried to save Faramir but was held up by Denethor's servants.  Beregond had killed two of the servants in the Hallows before [[Gandalf]], alerted by [[Peregrin Took|Pippin]], came and rescued Faramir.  Denethor though succeeded in taking his own life.<ref>{{RK|V7}}</ref>
 
On [[15 March]] {{TA|3019}}<ref>{{App|TA}}</ref> the Steward [[Denethor|Denethor II]] brought his son [[Faramir]] to the Hallows where he intended to burn both of them alive.  The guard [[Beregond]] tried to save Faramir but was held up by Denethor's servants.  Beregond had killed two of the servants in the Hallows before [[Gandalf]], alerted by [[Peregrin Took|Pippin]], came and rescued Faramir.  Denethor though succeeded in taking his own life.<ref>{{RK|V7}}</ref>
  
After [[Aragorn]] had become King he passed judgement upon Beregond for the spilled blood in the Hallows.  Aragorn banished Beregond from Minas Tirith but mercifully let him live and honored him by appointing him to the [[White Company]], the Guard of Faramir, newly become the Prince of Ithilien.<ref>{{RK|VI5}}</ref>
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After [[Aragorn]] had become King he passed judgement upon Beregond for the spilled blood in the Hallows.  Aragorn banished Beregond from Minas Tirith but mercifully let him live and honored him by appointing him to the [[White Company]], the Guard of Faramir, newly become the [[Prince of Ithilien]].<ref>{{RK|VI5}}</ref>
  
 
King [[Théoden]] was temporarily placed in the Hallows after his death until his body was brought back to [[Rohan]].<ref>{{RK|VI6}}</ref>
 
King [[Théoden]] was temporarily placed in the Hallows after his death until his body was brought back to [[Rohan]].<ref>{{RK|VI6}}</ref>

Revision as of 06:43, 3 May 2013

The Hallows or the Tombs were a place in Minas Tirith where Kings of Gondor, Stewards and other important men of the realm were buried. It was built on the shoulder of the hill, belonged to the fourth level of the city and accessed through the sixth, by passing the Fen Hollen to Rath Dínen. The Hallows contained the House of the Kings and the House of the Stewards.[1]

On 15 March T.A. 3019[2] the Steward Denethor II brought his son Faramir to the Hallows where he intended to burn both of them alive. The guard Beregond tried to save Faramir but was held up by Denethor's servants. Beregond had killed two of the servants in the Hallows before Gandalf, alerted by Pippin, came and rescued Faramir. Denethor though succeeded in taking his own life.[3]

After Aragorn had become King he passed judgement upon Beregond for the spilled blood in the Hallows. Aragorn banished Beregond from Minas Tirith but mercifully let him live and honored him by appointing him to the White Company, the Guard of Faramir, newly become the Prince of Ithilien.[4]

King Théoden was temporarily placed in the Hallows after his death until his body was brought back to Rohan.[5]

The Hobbits Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took, of the Company of the Ring, were also given a place there after their deaths, beside the tomb of King Aragorn Elessar.[6]

Etymology

Hallows means "sacred place" and is a translation of an unknown Gondor Sindarin name.[7]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Siege of Gondor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Pyre of Denethor"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Steward and the King"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Many Partings"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "Later Events Concerning the Members of the Fellowship of the Ring", S.R. 1484
  7. 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. 771