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Ring of Doom

Type: Other Constructions

Region: Aman

Other Names
Máhanaxar
Rithil-Anamo (HoME 11 only)

Location: The place where the Valar hold their councils; located outside the gates of Valmar, within sight of the Green Mound of Ezellohar, where the Two Trees grew.

Description: Before [Valmar's] western gate there was a green mound, Ezellohar...; and Yavanna hallowed it, and she sat there ... and sang a song of power ... In that time the Valar were gathered together to hear the song of Yavanna, and they sat silent upon their thrones of council in the Máhanaxar, the Ring of Doom near to the golden gates of Valmar....

And as they watched, upon the mound there came forth two slender shoots ... and thus there awoke in the world the Two Trees of Valinor.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 1, Of The Beginning of Days

Manwë sat long in thought upon Taniquetil, and he sought the counsel of Ilúvatar. And coming then down to Valmar he summoned the Valar to the Ring of Doom, and thither came even Ulmo from the Outer Sea.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 3, Of The Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor

It is told that after the flight of Melkor the Valar sat long unmoved upon their thrones in the Ring of Doom; but they were not idle.... For the Valar may work many things with thought rather than with hands, and without voices in silence they may hold council one with another.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 11, Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor

But when the Battle was ended..., the Valar drew Melkor back to Valinor, bound hand and foot, and blindfold; and he was brought to the Ring of Doom. There he lay upon his face before the feet of Manwë and sued for pardon....

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 3, Of The Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor

... Fëanor standing before Mandos in the Ring of Doom was commanded to answer all that was asked of him.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 7, Of the Silmarils and the Unrest of the Noldor

Contributors: Moriel 5.18.03
Lyllyn 5.18.03
Elena Tiriel 25Nov05

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