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[[Image:J.R.R. Tolkien - Doors of Durin.jpg|thumb|Durin's Crown on the [[Doors of Durin]]]]<center>{{quote|He stooped and looked in Mirrormere<br>And saw a crown of stars appear|[[Gimli]] singing the Song of Durin in [[Moria]]<sup>[[#References|1]]</sup>}}</center> '''Durin's Crown''' was a constellation in the northern hemisphere of [[Arda]]. It appeared as a crown above [[Durin the Deathless|Durin]]'s reflection in [[Mirrormere]], which he saw as a good omen. He built [[Khazad-dûm]] in the valley. Ages later, in [[Third Age 3019|T.A. 3019]], [[Gimli]], [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] and [[Samwise Gamgee|Sam]] looked in the lake, but whether they saw the crown is unclear<sup>[[#References|2]]</sup>.  
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[[Image:J.R.R. Tolkien - Doors of Durin.jpg|thumb|Durin's Crown on the [[Doors of Durin]]]]<center>{{quote|He stooped and looked in Mirrormere<br>And saw a crown of stars appear|[[Gimli]] singing the Song of Durin in [[Moria]].<sup>[[#References|1]]</sup>}}</center> '''Durin's Crown''' was a constellation in the northern hemisphere of [[Arda]]. It appeared as a crown above [[Durin the Deathless|Durin]]'s reflection in [[Mirrormere]], which he saw as a good omen. He built [[Khazad-dûm]] in the valley. Ages later, in [[Third Age 3019|T.A. 3019]], [[Gimli]], [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] and [[Samwise Gamgee|Sam]] looked in the lake, but whether they saw the crown is unclear<sup>[[#References|2]]</sup>.  
  
Most people think ''Durin's Crown'' is another name for [[Valacirca]]. [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] does not state what it looks like, but seven stars appear on the [[Doors of Durin]]. This led Steve Gardner to conclude that it could also have been [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auriga_(constellation) Auriga] or the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corona_Borealis Northern Crown]<sup>[[#References|3]]</sup>
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Most people think ''Durin's Crown'' is another name for [[Valacirca]]. [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] does not state what it looks like, but seven stars appear on the [[Doors of Durin]]. This led Steve Gardner to conclude that it could also have been [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auriga_(constellation) Auriga] or the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corona_Borealis Northern Crown]<sup>[[#References|3]]</sup>.
  
 
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Durin's Crown on the Doors of Durin
"He stooped and looked in Mirrormere
And saw a crown of stars appear
"
Gimli singing the Song of Durin in Moria.1
Durin's Crown was a constellation in the northern hemisphere of Arda. It appeared as a crown above Durin's reflection in Mirrormere, which he saw as a good omen. He built Khazad-dûm in the valley. Ages later, in T.A. 3019, Gimli, Frodo and Sam looked in the lake, but whether they saw the crown is unclear2.

Most people think Durin's Crown is another name for Valacirca. Tolkien does not state what it looks like, but seven stars appear on the Doors of Durin. This led Steve Gardner to conclude that it could also have been Auriga or the Northern Crown3.

References

  1. The Fellowship of the Ring, A Journey in the Dark.
  2. The Fellowship of the Ring, Lothlórien.
  3. Vinyar Tengwar 13, page 3.