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Elemmírë

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'''Elemmírë''' was one of the lights kindled by [[Varda]] far in the past, to welcome the [[Elves]] to [[Arda]] on their awakening. It is described in [[Quenta Silmarillion]] as a star, and indeed its name seems to mean 'star-jewel', but in fact it was most likely identified with one of the planets. [[Tolkien]]'s notes on the subject are open to interpretation, but they appear to identify Elemmírë as the planet we know today as Mercury.
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'''Elemmírë''' was one of the lights kindled by [[Varda]] far in the past, to welcome the [[Elves]] to [[Arda]] on their awakening. It is described in [[Quenta Silmarillion]] as a star, but in fact it was most likely identified with one of the planets.  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
Elemmírë means "star-jewel". It's a compound from ''[[elen]]'' and ''[[mírë]]''
 
Elemmírë means "star-jewel". It's a compound from ''[[elen]]'' and ''[[mírë]]''
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==Inspiration==
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[[Tolkien]]'s notes on the subject are open to interpretation, but they appear to identify Elemmírë as the planet we know today as Mercury.
 
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Elemmírë was one of the lights kindled by Varda far in the past, to welcome the Elves to Arda on their awakening. It is described in Quenta Silmarillion as a star, but in fact it was most likely identified with one of the planets.

Etymology

Elemmírë means "star-jewel". It's a compound from elen and mírë

Inspiration

Tolkien's notes on the subject are open to interpretation, but they appear to identify Elemmírë as the planet we know today as Mercury.