The Doom of Mandos, also called the Doom of the Ñoldor, the Curse of Mandos or the Prophecy of the North, was the judgement of the Valar pronounced on the Elves that carried out the Kinslaying at Alqualondë:

"Tears unnumbered ye shall shed; and the Valar will fence Valinor against you, and shut you out, so that not even the echo of your lamentation shall pass over the mountains. On the House of Fëanor the wrath of the Valar lieth from the West unto the uttermost East, and upon all that will follow them it shall be laid also. Their Oath shall drive them, and yet betray them, and ever snatch away the very treasures that they have sworn to pursue. To evil end shall all things turn that they begin well; and by treason of kin unto kin, and the fear of treason, shall this come to pass. The Dispossessed shall they be for ever. ..."[1]

The pronunciation of this Doom was the immediate cause for the return to Valinor of (already reluctant to proceed) Finarfin and his followers. There they asked and received the forgiveness of the Valar.

Behind the scenes Edit

The Kinslaying could be the Elves' equivalent to Man's Original Sin, in that they fell to evil and were expelled from paradise. Tolkien was a devoted Catholic.

Translations around the worldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Vloek van Mandos
Albanian Mallkimi i Mandos
Arabic لعنة ماندوس
Azerbaijani Mandosın lənəti
Basque Mandosen madarikazioa
Bosnian Prokletstvo Mandosa
Catalan La maledicció de Mandos
Cornish Molethi a Mandos ?
Corsican A malidizioni di Mandos
Croatian Prokletstvo Mandosa
Czech Prokletí Mandos
Danish Mandos' forbandelse
Esperanto La malbeno de Mandos
Estonian Mandose needus
Finnish Mandosin kirous
French La malédiction de Mandos
German Fluch der Mandos
Greek Κατάρα του Μάντου
Gujarati મન્ડોઝનું શાપ
Hausa La'anar Mandos
Hebrew קללת מאנדוס
Hmong Tus Foom ntawm Mandos
Icelandic Bölvun Mandos
Indonesian Kutukan Mandos
Italian Maledizione di Mandos
Japanese マンドスの呪い
Kannada ಮ್ಯಾಂಡೋಸ್ನ ಶಾಪ
Korean 만도스의 저주
Lithuanian Mandos prakeikimas
Luxembourgish Dem Fluch vum Mandos
Macedonian Cyrillic Проклетството на Мандос
Malaysian Laknat Mandos
Maori Te kanga o Mandos
Maltese Saħta ta 'Mandos
Mongolian Cyrillic Мандос-ийн хараал
Nepalese मन्डोको अभिशाप
Norwegian Mandos' forbannelse
Persian نفرین ماندوس
Polish Przekleństwo Mandosa (The Curse of Mandos)

Wyrok Mandosa (The Judgement of Mandos)

Portuguese A maldição de Mandos
Punjabi ਮੰਡਜ਼ ਦੀ ਸਰਾਪ ?
Romanian Blestemul lui Mandos
Russian Пророчество Мандоса
Samoan Fetuu o Mandos
Scottish Gaelic Mhallachd de Mandos
Serbian Проклетство Мандоса (Cyrillic) Prokletstvo Mandosa (Latin)
Sinhalese මන්දෝස්ගේ ශාපය
Slovak Prekliatie Mandos
Slovenian Prekletstvo Mandosa
Spanish La maldición de Mandos
Swahili Laana ya Mandos
Swedish Mandos' förbannelse
Tajik Cyrillic Лаънати Мандос ?
Tamil மாண்டோஸ் சாபம்
Telugu మాండోస్ యొక్క శాపం
Turkish Mandos'un laneti
Ukrainian Cyrillic Прокляття з Мандоса
Uzbek Мандоснинг лаънати (Cyrillic) Mandosning la'nati (Latin)
Welsh Felltith o Mandos
Vietnamese Lời nguyền của Mandos
Yoruba Egún ti Mandos
Yiddish קללה פון מאַנדאָס
Zulu Isiqalekiso sama-Mandos

References Edit

  1. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter IX: "Of the Flight of the Noldor"
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