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Maltar was the name of Aulë's hammer, according to the early version of the legendarium in The Book of Lost Tales.[1] Nothing else is known about it.


The name Maltar is in Qenya. It is probably derived from the roots MALA- ("crush, squeeze, pulp"), and TARA- ("to batter, thud, beat").[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Sí Qente Feanor and Other Elvish Writings", in Parma Eldalamberon XV (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, and Bill Welden), Appendix, Text V, p. 15