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Halls of Mandos

Type: Buildings, Halls, Houses

Region: Aman

Other Names Houses of the Dead

Location: Westward in Valinor

Description: 'Very vast were those caverns that they made stretching even down under the Shadowy Seas, and they are full of gloom and filled with echoes, and all that deep abode is known to Gods and Elves as Mandos.There in a sable hall sat Vefantur, [early name of Námo] and he called that hall with his own name Ve. It was lit only with a single vessel placed in the centre, wherein there lay some gleaming drops of the pale dew of Silpion: it was draped with dark vapours and its floors and columns were of jet.'
Book of Lost Tales 1, III, The Coming Of The Valar And The Building Of Valinor

Contributors: Lyllyn 6.20.03

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