|Other names||Thanksgiving to Eru|
|Part of||The Three Prayers|
|Participants||Ruler of Númenor and his/her people|
|Description||Ceremony in which the Númenóreans ascended the Meneltarma and made an offering on its summit|
The Eruhantalë was the last of the Three Prayers to Eru spoken each year by the King or Queen of Númenor. In this ceremony, the monarch and his or her people gave thanks to Eru. It was held at the end of each autumn. During the Eruhantalë, the King or Queen would ascend the Meneltarma, accompanied by a silent, white-clad crowd of people. The ruler would make a prayer and a bloodless offering on the mountain's summit, while three great Eagles, the Witnesses of Manwë, hovered overhead.
 See also
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "A Description of the Island of Númenor"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife"