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Seat of Hearing, The

Type: Other Constructions

Region: Gondor

Other Names The Seat of Lhaw

Location: An ancient stone monument on Amon Lhaw, companion to the Seat of Seeing on Amon Hen.

Description: 'Behold Tol Brandir!' said Aragorn, pointing south to the tall peak. 'Upon the left stands Amon Lhaw, and upon the right is Amon Hen, the Hills of Hearing and of Sight. In the days of the great kings there were high seats upon them, and watch was kept there.'

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 9, The Great River

... they questioned Aragorn concerning the realm of Gondor and its ancient history, and the remnants of its great works that could still be seen in this strange border-land of the Emyn Muil: the stone kings and the seats of Lhaw and Hen, and the great Stair beside the falls of Rauros.

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 10, The Breaking of the Fellowship

[Note: the seat is not explicitly given a name by Tolkien; it is assumed to be similar to the name for the Seat of Seeing.]

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 5May05

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