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The Aerdain-daenen (S."Holy Men of the dead" Q."Airewer loicova") Gwaith Dinen (S."Brethren of silence") or Badhrondili (S."Friends of Namo" Q."Namonduri") originally were Eldarin Orders of Anustari devoted to the Valar of death.Later, among the Dunedain of Arnor and Gondor they became professional Embalmers, Gravediggers and mourners.They cared for the graves and tombs of the dead ancestors and performed the funeral ceremonies.The Aerdain were especially devoted to Mandos and Nienna.

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Original Form in MERP: "Ed-Belguinar"

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