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, in Aman across the Sea.
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. 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.
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
טבעת הגורל (Ring of Doom)
|Kazakh||Маһанахар (Cyrillic) Mahanaxar (Latin)|
|Serbian||Маханакар (Cyrillic) Mahanaxar (Latin)|
|Uzbek||Маҳанахар (Cyrillic) Mahanaxar (Latin)|
- The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter III: "Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor"
- The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter VII: "Of the Silmarils and the Unrest of the Noldor"
- The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter IX: "Of the Flight of the Noldor"
- The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XI: "Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor"