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The '''Pelóri''' were the mountain-fence of [[Aman]], raised by the Valar to defend against the evils of [[Melkor]] after he destroyed their original dwelling-place at [[Almaren]]. The highest peak of the Pelóri was [[Taniquetil]], on which were the mansions of [[Manwë]] and [[Varda]].
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The '''Pelóri''' ([[Quenya|Q]], pron. {{IPA|[peˈloːri]}}) were the mountain-fence of [[Aman]]. The highest peak of the Pelóri was [[Taniquetil]], on which were the mansions of [[Manwë]] and [[Varda]].
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==History==
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The Pelóri were raised by the [[Valar]] to defend against the evils of [[Morgoth|Melkor]] after he destroyed their original dwelling-place at [[Almaren]].  
  
 
They were the tallest of all mountains, and the tallest of the [[Pelóri]] was [[Taniquetil]], on which stood the high mansions of [[Manwë]] and [[Varda]]. Behind them to the West, the Light of the Trees shone, but the narrow shores beneath their eastern feet were in darkness.  
 
They were the tallest of all mountains, and the tallest of the [[Pelóri]] was [[Taniquetil]], on which stood the high mansions of [[Manwë]] and [[Varda]]. Behind them to the West, the Light of the Trees shone, but the narrow shores beneath their eastern feet were in darkness.  
  
When the [[Eldar]] came to [[Aman]], the [[Valar]] cut a rift in the Mountains, the [[Calacirya]], to let the Light shine through them. In that pass, the [[Vanyar]] and the [[Noldor]] built the city of [[Tirion]], and the Pass of Light looked out onto the [[Bay of Eldamar]] and lit the isle of [[Tol Eressëa]], where the [[Teleri]] dwelt in those ancient days.  
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The second highest of the Pelóri was [[Hyarmentir]] above [[Avathar]].
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When the [[Eldar]] came to [[Aman]], the Valar cut a rift in the Mountains, the [[Calacirya]], to let the Light shine through them. In that pass, the [[Vanyar]] and the [[Noldor]] built the city of [[Tirion]], and the Pass of Light looked out onto the [[Bay of Eldamar]] and lit the isle of [[Tol Eressëa]], where the [[Teleri]] dwelt in those ancient days.  
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The name translates as "Mountains of Defense". The etymology is ''[[pel]]'' "encircling fence" and ''[[orot]]''
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The [[Quenya]] name ''Pelóri'' translates as "the fencing or defensive heights".<ref name=SI/> In a manuscript, [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] connects the name to [[Quenya]] ''pelo'' ("a boundary (fence)") and ''pella'' ("beyond"), deriving from [[Sundocarme|root]] [[PEL|PELE]].<ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 92</ref> [[Christopher Tolkien]] suggested that the first element derives from ''[[PEL|pel-]]'' ("fence, enclosure").<ref>{{S|Appendix}}</ref> The second element is likely ''[[orot|or]]'', "mountain".
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The Pelóri were also called the '''Mountains of Aman''' and the '''Mountains of Defence'''.<ref name=SI>{{S|Index}}</ref>
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Pelóri
Physical Description
TypeMountain range
LocationEasternmost Aman
RealmsTaniquetil
InhabitantsManwë, Varda
DescriptionHigh coastal mountain range
General Information
Other namesMountains of Defense, Mountains of Aman

The Pelóri (Q, pron. [peˈloːri]) were the mountain-fence of Aman. The highest peak of the Pelóri was Taniquetil, on which were the mansions of Manwë and Varda.

History

The Pelóri were raised by the Valar to defend against the evils of Melkor after he destroyed their original dwelling-place at Almaren.

They were the tallest of all mountains, and the tallest of the Pelóri was Taniquetil, on which stood the high mansions of Manwë and Varda. Behind them to the West, the Light of the Trees shone, but the narrow shores beneath their eastern feet were in darkness.

The second highest of the Pelóri was Hyarmentir above Avathar.

When the Eldar came to Aman, the Valar cut a rift in the Mountains, the Calacirya, to let the Light shine through them. In that pass, the Vanyar and the Noldor built the city of Tirion, and the Pass of Light looked out onto the Bay of Eldamar and lit the isle of Tol Eressëa, where the Teleri dwelt in those ancient days.

Etymology

The Quenya name Pelóri translates as "the fencing or defensive heights".[1] In a manuscript, Tolkien connects the name to Quenya pelo ("a boundary (fence)") and pella ("beyond"), deriving from root PELE.[2] Christopher Tolkien suggested that the first element derives from pel- ("fence, enclosure").[3] The second element is likely or, "mountain".

The Pelóri were also called the Mountains of Aman and the Mountains of Defence.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 92
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names"