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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''' 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 [[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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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 name translates as "Mountains of Defense". The first element is ''[[pel]]'', meaning "fence, enclosure", and the second element is ''[[orot|or]]'', "mountain".
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Ted Nasmith - The Shores of Valinor.jpg
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 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.

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 name translates as "Mountains of Defense". The first element is pel, meaning "fence, enclosure", and the second element is or, "mountain".

References