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Hallows

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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.

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.

Etymology

Hallows means "sacred place" and is a translation of an unknown Gondor Sindarin name.[1]

References

  1. 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