A Hanukkah menorah (also called a hanukkiah) has eight candles, with another as shamash - the "assistant candle" that is used to light the others.
The structure of the hanukkiah reflects this: The
shamash is not in line with the others; it is either above
the other eight, or off to the side.
two candles are lit the 1st night, and each night, and additional candle is added, ending with 9 candles on the 8th night.
A total of 44 candles are used.