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Behind the [[Closed Door]], [[Fen Hollen]], in the sixth circle of [[Minas Tirith]], lay a steep, winding pathway that led down beneath the shadow of [[Mindolluin]] to '''Rath Dínen''', the '''[[Silent Street]]'''. This was the street that ran between the [[Houses of the Dead]], where the great of [[Gondor]], Kings and Stewards alike, were laid after death.
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'''Rath Dínen''' was the street through the [[Hallows]] of [[Minas Tirith]], where the great of [[Gondor]], Kings and Stewards alike, were laid after death. It was accessed through the gate of [[Fen Hollen]] in the rear wall of the sixth level of the city.<ref>{{RK|V4}}</ref>
  
The [[Kings of Gondor]] were buried in mansions or domed tombs, and the Street was lined with images of those who lay there. The [[Stewards]] had a House apart from the tombs of the Kings, the [[House of Stewards]], where [[Denethor]] perished in 3019 ([[Third Age]]).
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The Street was lined with images of those who lay there. The [[Stewards]] had a House apart from the tombs of the Kings, the [[House of the Stewards]], where [[Denethor]] perished in {{TA|3019}}.<ref>{{RK|V7}}</ref>
  
When the seedling of the [[White Tree]] was found on the slopes of Mindolluin by [[Gandalf]], the [[Dead Tree]] that had stood in the courts of Minas Tirith was laid in Rath Dínen, and 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]].
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When the seedling of the [[White Tree of Gondor|White Tree]] was found on the slopes of Mindolluin by [[Gandalf]], the [[Dead Tree]] that had stood in the courts of Minas Tirith was laid in Rath Dínen.<ref>{{RK|VI5}}</ref>
  
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After [[Meriadoc Brandybuck]] and [[Peregrin Took]] died of old age in [[Gondor]] they were laid to rest in Rath Dínen.<ref name="Later">{{App|Later}}</ref>
  
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In {{FoA|120}}<ref name="Later"/> when [[Aragorn|King Elessar]] felt the oncoming of death he went to Rath Dínen and laid himself down in the House of the Kings.  It was there that he bade farewell to [[Arwen]].<ref>{{App|Tale}}</ref>
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''Rath Dínen'' is a [[Sindarin]] name meaning the "Silent Street", consisting of ''[[rath]]'' ("street (in a city)") + ''[[tîn|tínen]]'' ("silent").<ref>{{HM|UI}}, p. 551</ref><ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 98</ref>
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Rath Dínen was the street through the Hallows of Minas Tirith, where the great of Gondor, Kings and Stewards alike, were laid after death. It was accessed through the gate of Fen Hollen in the rear wall of the sixth level of the city.[1]

The Street was lined with images of those who lay there. The Stewards had a House apart from the tombs of the Kings, the House of the Stewards, where Denethor perished in T.A. 3019.[2]

When the seedling of the White Tree was found on the slopes of Mindolluin by Gandalf, the Dead Tree that had stood in the courts of Minas Tirith was laid in Rath Dínen.[3]

After Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took died of old age in Gondor they were laid to rest in Rath Dínen.[4]

In Fo.A. 120[4] when King Elessar felt the oncoming of death he went to Rath Dínen and laid himself down in the House of the Kings. It was there that he bade farewell to Arwen.[5]

[edit] Etymoloy

Rath Dínen is a Sindarin name meaning the "Silent Street", consisting of rath ("street (in a city)") + tínen ("silent").[6][7]

[edit] 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, The Return of the King, "The Pyre of Denethor"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Steward and the King"
  4. 4.0 4.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "Later Events Concerning the Members of the Fellowship of the Ring"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Unfinished index for The Lord of the Rings", in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 551
  7. 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. 98