Meneltarma was a sacred mountain at the center of the island of Númenor. Its summit was flattened and broad, and was the site of special gatherings.
Silence was required for anyone ascending Meneltarma. Even foreigners felt bound by this rule. The King alone was allowed to utter prayers and thanksgivings there to Eru Ilúvatar, during the feasts of Erukyermë, Erulaitalë, and Eruhantalë.
The base of the mountain sloped gently and divided itself into five roots reaching to the five divisions of the land. The roots were called Tarmasundar, meaning the Roots of the Pillar. On the southern slopes were located the tombs of Kings and Queens of Númenor, within a valley called Noirinan.
After the destruction of Númenor, some amongst the Exiles believed that the summit of the mountain remained as an island in Belegaer. Some Dúnedain, the descendants of the Númenoreans, are even said to have set sail trying to reach the island, from which the legend held that one could catch a glimpse of the unreachable Aman; however, Aman was no longer "in" the Earth.
Meneltarma was Quenya for 'Heaven-pillar' or 'Pillar of the Heavens'.
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Serbian||Менелтарма (Cyrillic) Meneltarma (Latin)|
|Uzbek||Менелтарма (Cyrillic) Meneltarma (Latin)|