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Hyarmentir

Type: Mountains, Hills, Promontories

Region: Aman

Meaning: southern lookout

Location: The highest peak in the southern section of the Pelóri, located south of Valinor next to the region called Avathar.

Description:

Then slowly [Ungoliant] wrought her webs... from jutting rock to pinnacle of stone, ever climbing upwards..., until at last she reached the very summit of Hyarmentir, the highest mountain in that region of the world, far south of great Taniquetil. There the Valar were not vigilant; for west of the Pelóri was an empty land in twilight, and eastward the mountains looked out, save for forgotten Avathar, only upon the dim waters of the pathless sea. But now upon the mountain-top... Melkor climbed... and stood beside her, looking down upon the Guarded Realm. Below them lay the woods of Oromë, and westward shimmered the fields and pastures of Yavanna, gold beneath the tall wheat of the gods. But Melkor looked north, and saw afar the shining plain, and the silver domes of Valmar gleaming in the mingling of the lights of Telperion and Laurelin.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 8, Of The Darkening of Valinor


Etymology

hyarmen  'south' (Quenya) in Hyarmentir; Sindarin har-, harn, harad....

tir  'watch, watch over' in Minas Tirith, palantíri, Tar-Palantir, Tirion.

The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 20Nov09

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