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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]].
 
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]].
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
The Pelóri were raised by the [[Valar]] to defend against the evils of [[Melkor]] after he destroyed their original dwelling-place at [[Almaren]].  
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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.  
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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 first element is ''[[pel]]'', meaning "fence, enclosure", and the second element is ''[[orot|or]]'', "mountain".
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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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==In other stories==
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The Pelóri - as the Mountains of Elvenholme - are referenced in Tolkien's ''[[Roverandom]]''. In the story, written down in [[1927]], the great whale [[Uin]] takes the enchanted dog [[Rover|Roverandom]] (formerly known as Rover) on adventures through the seas: Uin takes Roverandom through the [[Shadowy Seas]] to the [[Bay of Eldamar|Bay of Fairyland]] beyond the [[Enchanted Isles|Magic Isles]] where Rover saw the Mountains of Elvenhome and the light of Faery. Roverandom thought he could see the white glint of [[Tirion|a city of Elves on a green hill far away in the distance]].<ref name="Roverandom">{{HM|R}}, pp. 73-4</ref>
  
 
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Latest revision as of 11:33, 18 March 2018

Pelóri
Mountain range
Ted Nasmith - The Shores of Valinor.jpg
"The Shores of Valinor" by Ted Nasmith
General Information
Other namesMountains of Defence, Mountains of Aman
LocationEasternmost Aman
TypeMountain range
DescriptionHigh coastal mountain range
Major townsTaniquetil
InhabitantsManwë, Varda

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.

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[edit] 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.

[edit] 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]

[edit] In other stories

The Pelóri - as the Mountains of Elvenholme - are referenced in Tolkien's Roverandom. In the story, written down in 1927, the great whale Uin takes the enchanted dog Roverandom (formerly known as Rover) on adventures through the seas: Uin takes Roverandom through the Shadowy Seas to the Bay of Fairyland beyond the Magic Isles where Rover saw the Mountains of Elvenhome and the light of Faery. Roverandom thought he could see the white glint of a city of Elves on a green hill far away in the distance.[4]

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"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien; Christina Scull, Wayne G. Hammond (eds.), Roverandom, pp. 73-4