|This article describes a concept which is mentioned in J.R.R. Tolkien's works, but was never given a definite name.|
History[edit | edit source]
During the aftermath of the bloody Battle of Azanulbizar, the surviving Dwarves were unable to properly dispose of their dead, having no time to build stone tombs and refusing to bury their fallen comrades in earth, this being against their traditions. Therefore, they had no choice but to burn the corpses upon many pyres after relieving them of their arms and armor in order to prevent the desecration of their kin by birds, beasts, and carrion-orcs. The smoke of this burning was seen as far as Lothlórien.
Known burned Dwarves[edit | edit source]