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High feast

"Tell me, who are you, alone, yourself and nameless?" - Tom Bombadil
This article describes a concept which is mentioned in J.R.R. Tolkien's works, but was never given a definite name.
The high feast
Event
LocationValinor
Part ofWorship of Eru
ParticipantsValar, Maiar, parts of the Elves

To celebrate each gathering of fruits, Manwë made a high feast in praise of Eru. For this feast, the Valar and Maiar were bidden to come to the halls of Manwë and Varda. Just before the Darkening of Valinor, a feast was held to which also the Vanyar and Noldor came, and they sang together with the Maiar before Manwë and Varda.[1]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Darkening of Valinor"