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Máhanaxar, or the Ring of Doom, was the place where the Valar gathered to hold their councils. It lay south of Two Trees of Valinor just outside the golden western gates of Valmar.


Within the circles of the Máhanaxar were the thrones of the Valar where they passed judgment. Here Melkor was judged and sentenced for his evils.[1][2] It was also where the great Ñoldorin elf Fëanor was judged for his deeds in Tirion and where he spoke to the Valar of his intentions, after the killing of his father at the hands of Melkor.[3][4]

Notes Edit

  • Manhanaxar could have been based off Mount Olympious in the Greek religion were the Greek Gods councilled over the fate of the Earth.


Máhanaxar was a Quenya word, from the Valarin Mâchananaškad.

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ማሃናኃር
Arabic ماهاناخار
Armenian Մահանախար
Belarusian Маhанахар
Bulgarian Маханахар
Dari ماهاناخار
Georgian მაჰანაქსარი
German Máhanaxar
Greek Μα-αναξαρ
Gujarati ંઅહન​xઅર
Hebrew םאהאנאxאר ?
Kazakh Маһанахар
Kurdish ماهاناخار
Kyrgyz Маhанахар
Macedonian Маханаxар
Mongolian Маhанахар
Nepali ंअहनख़र
Pashto ماهاناخار
Persian ماهاناخار
Russian Маханаксар
Serbian Маханакар (Cyrillic) Mahanaxar (Latinised)
Tajik Маҳанахар
Tamil ஂஅஹந​xஅர்
Tigrinya ማሃናኃር
Urdu ماهاناخار
Ukrainian Маганахар
Uyghur ماھاناخار
Uzbek Маҳанахар (Cyrillic) Mahanaxar (Latinised)
Yiddish מאַהאַנאַקסאַר


  1. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter III: "Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor"
  2. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter VII: "Of the Silmarils and the Unrest of the Noldor"
  3. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter IX: "Of the Flight of the Noldor"
  4. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XI: "Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor"

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