Flame of Anor
- A power wielded by Gandalf.-----"'You cannot pass,' he said. The Orcs stood still, and a dead silence fell. 'I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor. You cannot pass." (Gandalf's challenge to the Balrog, from The Fellowship of the Ring II 5, The Bridge of Khazad-dûm)-----A mysterious power claimed by Gandalf in the face of Durin's Bane. It is nowhere else referred to, and so its particular meaning remains unclear.Anor is the Sun, and so literally the 'flame of Anor' would be the light of the Sun, the fiery fruit of Laurelin, one of the Two Trees of Valinor. Gandalf seems to be referring, then, to the power he gains as a servant of the Lords of the West, in defiance to the corrupted darkness of the Balrog.
J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary. MueRTe. 2003.
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