From Tolkien Gateway
Tompollë was the place of the Great Bear-dance (ruxöalë) in Númenor.
Every year during the autumn season, many Númenóreans would come from all across the island to the region of the Forostar where Tompollë was located, in order to witness the Great Bear-dance, which occurred not too long after the Eruhantalë.
Tompollë is a Quenya name with an unclear meaning. However, Paul Strack suggests that it could be related to the root TOM ("of resonant sounds") and elaborated from the early Quenya Tompa ("small drum").
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Carl F. Hostetter (ed.), The Nature of Middle-earth, "Part Three. The World, its Lands, and its Inhabitants: XII. The Ageing of Númenóreans", p. 335
- ↑ Paul Strack, "Q. Tompollë loc.", Eldamo (accessed 10 September 2022)