Quenya

Máhanaxar

topon. Ring of Doom, (lit.) *Ring of Judgement

The circle of thrones where the Valar sat in council (S/38), an adaptation of the Valarin word Māχananaškād “Doom-ring” (WJ/399, 401). The Valarin word māχan more accurately means “authority, authoritative decision” (WJ/399), so the “doom” in its English translation is most likely used in its older sense “judgement”. This circle is also known by the (Vanyarin?) name Rithil-Anamo, said to be a translation of the same Valarin name (WJ/401).

[S/038.1303, SI/Máhanaxar.001, SI/Ring of Doom.005, WJ/399.1611, WJ/401.2001, WJI/Máhanaxar.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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