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The Halls of Mandos hold the souls of the dead and are the dwelling place of Mandos.

HistoryEdit

The dwellings of the Doomsman of the Valar, the mightier called Námo (Mandos), though he was more often given the name Mandos from his own halls. The name comes from two Elvish words meaning 'prison' and 'fortress', and the Halls stood on the western shores of Valinor, looking out across the Encircling Sea. They were said to grow in size as the World aged, and their walls were hung with the tapestries of Námo's spouse Vairë, depicting all the events of unfolding history.

It was to the Halls of Mandos that the spirits of Elves and Men were gathered to await their different fates, and so Mandos was given its common name of the Halls of Waiting. The elves were doomed to wait in the halls until the end of time. Men go to a different hall to be judged by Mandos before leaving Arda. Men had a different fate, a fate which not even Manwë truly understood."[1][2]

Places of Aman

Aman Locations:

Regions of the Valar:

Woods of Oromë | Pastures of Yavanna | Halls of Mandos | Halls of Nienna | Gardens of Lòrien | Wells of Varda | Máhanaxar | Two Trees

Other Regions:

Valinor | Eldamar | Tol Eressëa | Undying Lands | Alalminórë | Enchanted Isles | Araman | Avathar | Plain of Valinor | Haerast | Oiomurë

Mountains & Passes:

Pelóri | Túna | Taniquetil | Calacirya | Hyarmentir | Caves of the Forgotten

Bodies of Water:

Bay of Eldamar | Lórellin | Shadowy Seas | Híri | Sirnúmen

City/Fortifications:

Valmar | Tirion | Formenos | Avallonë | Alqualondë | Kortirion | Tavrobel

Miscellaneous:

Cottage of Lost Play | Mindon Eldaliéva | Galathilion | House of Hundred Chimneys | Tower of Avallónë | Tower of Tavrobel | Ilmarin | Bridge of Tavrobel | Ezellohar

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Silmarillion
  2. The Atlas of Middle-earth pgs. 6 & 7

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