What Does 'Mana Ure' Mean in The Rings of Power?

What Does ‘Mana Ure’ Mean in The Rings of Power? Answered

Here's what Mana Ure means in The Rings of Power if you're confused by The Stranger's words.

Tolkien’s fantasy is largely beloved for its detailed lore, which even involves an entire Elven language. There’s one phrase, in particular, that viewers of Amazon Prime’s new spin-off might recognize from the original trilogy. For those who are wondering, here’s what Mana Ure means in The Rings of Power.

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The Stranger is one of The Rings of Power’s great mysteries so far. Seemingly from outer space and without the ability to really communicate properly, the only words he has so far uttered are Mana Ure. As alluded to above, you might actually recognize this phrase as something Gandalf repeated when facing the Balrog in The Two Towers.

What Does ‘Mana Ure’ Mean in The Rings of Power? Answered

Literally translated from Elvish, Mana Ure mean “What is fire.” Other Tolkien experts believe it can also mean “blessed flame,” depending on the context — which is, of course, missing in the case of The Stranger in this scene. It’s unclear why he is saying it and what he is referring to.

Hopefully, Episode 3 of The Rings of Power will make the origins of The Stranger clearer and his intentions moving forward, which may or may not be peaceful. We’ll just have to wait and see. You can be sure Twinfinite will keep you posted with new information as and when we discover it.

Until then, that’s all the information we have about what Mana Ure means in The Rings of Power. For more useful tips and guides on the show, be sure to search the website or see the related content listed below.


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