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


The dwellings of the Doomsman of the Valar, the mighty Vala called Námo, though he was more often given the name Mandos after 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 the Children of Ilúvatar were gathered to await their different fates, and so Mandos was given its common name of the 'Halls of Waiting'. The Elves, after a period of cleansing and self-reflection, could be reincarnated into bodies identical to those of their prior life; however those Elves who had offended the Valar or committed particularly heinous misdeeds 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 completely. Where exactly they go, and their fate upon arriving there, is a question not even Manwë could answer.[1][2]


Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Saal van Mandos
Albanian Sallave e Mandos
Amharic ማንዶስ ውስጥ አዳራሾች
Arabic قاعات ماندوس
Basque Mandos Aretoetan
Belarusian Cyrillic Залы Мандосе
Bengali মান্দস হলসমূহ
Bulgarian Cyrillic Залите на Мандос
Catalan Sales de Mandos
Chinese 曼督斯大厅
Corsican Sales di Mandos
Croatian Dvorane Mandos
Czech Sály Mandos
Danish Mandos' Sale
Dutch Hallen van Mandos
Esperanto Salonoj de Mandos
Estonian Mandose Kojad
Fijian Olo eso ni Mandos
Filipino Bulwagan ng Mandos
Finnish Mandosin salit
French Salles de Mandos
Frisian Sealen fan Mandos
Galician Salóns de Mandos
Georgian დარბაზები მანდოსი
German Hallen des Mandos
Greek δώματα του Μάντος
Gujarati મન્દોસ ના હોલ
Hebrew היכלי מאנדוס
Hindi मन्दोस के हॉल
Hungarian Mandos Csarnokai
Icelandic Mandos sölum
Indonesian Lorong-lorong Mandos
Irish Gaelic Hallaí na Mandos
Italian Aule di Mandos
Japanese マンドスのホール
Kannada ಮನ್ದೊಸ ಸಭಾಂಗಣಗಳಲ್ಲಿ
Kazakh Мандосның залдар (Cyrillic) Mandosnıñ zaldar (Latin)
Korean 만도스홀
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Мандосдын залдарында
Latin Atria Mandos
Latvian Zāles Mandos
Lithuanian Mandoso menės
Luxembourgish Hale vun Mandos
Macedonian Cyrillic Салите на Мандос
Malaysian Dewan Mandos
Maltese Swali tal-Mandos
Marathi मन्दोस ਦੇ ਹਾਲ
Mongolian Cyrillic Мандос-ын танхим
Nepalese मन्दोस को हल
Norwegian Mandos haller
Pashto د سالونونه ماندوس
Persian سالن ماندوس
Polish Komnaty Mandosa
Portuguese Salões de Mandos
Punjabi ਮਨ੍ਦੋਸ ਦੇ ਹਾਲ
Romanian Sălile lui Mandos
Russian Залы Мандос
Serbian Дворане Мандос (Cyrillic) Dvorane Mandos (Latin)
Sanskrit मन्दोस् ह्लस्
Scottish Gaelic Tallaichean de Mandos
Sinhalese මඳොස් ශාලා
Slovak Mandosove siene
Slovenian Dvorana Mandos
Somalian Hoolka ee Mandos
Spanish Salones de Mandos
Sundanese Gedung tina Mandos
Swahili Kumbi za Mandos
Swedish Mandos hallar
Tajik Cyrillic толорҳои Мандос
Tamil மந்தொஸ் அரங்குகள்
Telugu మన్దొస మందిరాలు
Thai ห้องโถงของมานดอส
Turkish Mandos’un Salonları
Ukrainian Cyrillic зали Мандоса
Urdu ہالوں ماندوس
Uzbek Мандоснинг залларида (Cyrillic) Mandosning zallarida (Latin)
Vietnamese Hội trường của Mandos
Welsh Neuaddau o Mandos
Yiddish האַללס פון מאַנדאָס
Yoruba Gbọngàn ti Mandos
Yucatec Maya Salas u Mandos
Places in Aman
Regions of the Valar
Woods of OromëPastures of YavannaHalls of MandosHalls of NiennaGardens of LòrienWells of VardaHouse of TulkasMáhanaxarTwo Trees of Valinor
Other Regions
ValinorEldamarTol EressëaUndying LandsAlalminórëEnchanted IslesAramanAvatharPlain of ValinorHaerastOiomurë
Mountains and Passes
PelóriTúnaTaniquetilCalaciryaHyarmentirCaves of the Forgotten
Bodies of Water
Bay of EldamarLórellinShadowy SeasHíriSirnúmen
City and Fortifications
Other Places
Cottage of Lost PlayMindon EldaliévaGalathilionHouse of the Hundred ChimneysTower of AvallónëTower of TavrobelIlmarinBridge of TavrobelEzellohar


  1. The Silmarillion
  2. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The First Age, The Elder Days, "Valinor"