06 January 2012

365 Days of Middle-earth ~ Day 190: the Pelóri

The Pelóri (Q. ‘Mountains of Defence’ or ‘Fenced heights’) were the mountains of Valinor that had been raised by the Valar in defence against Morgoth. The tallest mountains in the World, they were impassable, save via a single ravine (the Pass of Calacirya). Its highest peak was Oiolossë (Tainquetil), also called the Hill of Ilmarin; upon its summit stood the Oromardi (‘High Halls’) of the Lord and Lady of the Valar.

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