Straight Road

Måns Björkman

Also called: Straight Path; Quenya: Malle tera {1}, Númenórean: Izindi batan {2}

In the beginning the World was flat, and Aman lay nigh its western border. After the fall of Númenor the World became round, and Aman and Tol Eressëa was removed from its surface. But the Lonely Isle could still be reached by an invisible path that went from the sea in a straight line to Tol Eressëa and maybe Aman beyond. This was the Straight Road. The Elves were by the grace of the Valar permitted to find this road and come to Tol Eressëa when they grew weary of the world. It is said that sometimes mariners found this road and came to the Lonely Isle {3}. Ælfwine was one of these{1}.

{1} HME vol. 4 Part One: The Lost Road
{2} HME vol. 9 Notion Club Papers part two
{3} Sil. Akallabeth

Original file name: Straight Road

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