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Religious observances and practices in Middle Earth

Eruonen
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May 1 2012, 7:02pm


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It is often said there is very little religion in the LOTR and for the most part, this is true. However, it seems by the 3rd age the practices of the past were largely forgotten or ignored (by men). In earlier ages, Numenor had the Three Prayers to Eru as regular religious calendar events until finally corrupted by Sauron and Ar-Pharazon. It does not appear that the old kingdoms of Arnor and Gondor revived the Numenorean faith of Eru (correct?).

http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Three_Prayers

"...Erukyermė ("Prayer to Eru"), Erulaitalė ("Praise of Eru"), and Eruhantalė ("Thanksgiving to Eru") and took place in the spring, midsummer, and autumn respectively."

The elves followed a similar calendar with regular seasonal feasts and celebrations.

http://www.invasivedesigns.com/...ligious_rituals.html

Varda Elentįri / Elbereth / Gilthoniel, etc. was the primary focus rather than Eru.

The Hobbits seemed either ignorant or just merely aquainted with some of the dieties, however, they did follow the season celebrations.


(This post was edited by Eruonen on May 1 2012, 7:04pm)

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