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Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-earth - The Tradition of Isildur Summary & Analysis

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The Tradition of Isildur Summary

When Isildur returns from the Great War, it is he that sets the tomb of Elendil upon Amon Anwar. He proclaims that no man shall visit this place save the king of Gondor and those that he chooses to bring with him. Isildur sets the tradition that when the king's heir reaches manhood, he should be brought to Amom Anwar. Here the king will tell all the secrets of Gondor that the new ruler needs to know. This tradition held firm until the time when Cirion brought Eorl to Amon Anwar. He decides that when he gave Calenardhon to Eorl and his people, that the tradition of Isildur had been broken. He then moves Elendil's grave to a new location in the Minas Trith, yet left the green mound to mark the history of the spot. Even though the grave was...

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