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Eruhantalë

Eruhantalë
Event
Other namesThanksgiving to Eru
LocationNúmenor
DateAutumn
Part ofThe Three Prayers
ParticipantsRuler of Númenor and his/her people
DescriptionCeremony in which the Númenóreans ascended the Meneltarma and made an offering on its summit

The Eruhantalë was the last of the Three Prayers to Eru spoken each year by the King or Queen of Númenor. In this ceremony, the monarch and his or her people gave thanks to Eru. It was held at the end of each autumn. During the Eruhantalë, the King or Queen would ascend the Meneltarma, accompanied by a silent, white-clad crowd of people. The ruler would make a prayer and a bloodless offering on the mountain's summit, while three great Eagles, the Witnesses of Manwë, hovered overhead.[1][2]

[edit] Etymology

Eruhantalë means 'Thanksgiving to Eru' in Quenya (from the word hantalë, meaning 'thanksgiving').[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "A Description of the Island of Númenor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife"
Númenor
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Regions Andustar · Arandor · Emerië · Forostar · Hyarastorni · Hyarnustar · Hyarrostar · Kingsland · Mittalmar · Nísimaldar · Orrostar
Towns and cities Almaida · Andúnië · Armenelos · Eldalondë · Nindamos · Ondosto · Rómenna
Buildings Calmindon · Eämbar · King's Court · Temple · White House of Erendis
Natural features Bay of Eldanna · Bay of Rómenna · Firth of Rómenna · Meneltarma (mountain) · Nísinen (lake) · North Cape · Nunduinë (river) · Oromet (mountain) · Siril (river) · Sorontil (mountain) · Tarmasundar (ridges)
Plants and trees Fragrant Trees · Lairelossë · Laurinquë · Lavaralda · Nessamelda · Nimloth · Oiolairë · Taniquelassë · Vardarianna · Yavannamírë
Concepts Adûnaic · Ban of the Valar · Council of the Sceptre · Lavaralda · Númenórean Sindarin · Sceptre of Númenor · Three Prayers (Eruhantalë · Erukyermë · Erulaitalë)
Key people Aldarion · Amandil · Elros · Erendis · Faithful · Guild of Venturers · Isildur · Kings and Queens of Númenor · King's Men · Lords of Andúnië · Meneldur · Miriel · Palantir · Pharazôn · Sauron · Silmariën
Main texts The Silmarillion ("Akallabêth") · Unfinished Tales ("A Description of the Island of Númenor" · "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife" · "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor") · The Lord of the Rings · ("Appendix A" · "Appendix B")