Tolkien Gateway

Elendilmir

(Difference between revisions)
m (Removed references template)
 
(2 intermediate revisions by 2 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
'''Elendilmir''' was a symbol of royalty among the [[Kings of Arnor]] and their descendants: a radiant white gem set on a silver fillet. The first Elendilmir was lost with [[Isildur]] at the [[Disaster of the Gladden Fields]], but another was made, and borne by Isildur's descendants until the time of [[Aragorn]] and almost certainly beyond.
+
The '''Elendilmir''' was a symbol of royalty among the [[Kings of Arnor]] and their descendants; it was a "white star of elvish crystal upon a fillet of mithril".  
[[Category:Quenya names]]
+
 
 +
The original Elendil had descended from [[Silmariën]] to [[Isildur]]. It was then lost with the death of Isildur at the [[Disaster of the Gladden Fields]] and years later it was somehow acquired by [[Saruman]] who kept it in [[Orthanc]].
 +
 
 +
A second Elendilmir was made in [[Rivendell|Imladris]] for [[Valandil (King of Arnor)|Valandil]] and his descendants.
 +
 
 +
When [[Aragorn|King Elessar]] ordered the restoration of Orthanc the original Elendilmir was found. As Elessar took up the kingship of [[Arnor]] he wore the original Elendilmir upon his brow. He would only wear it again on high days, whilst on other occasions he would wear the second Elendilmir that had descended to him.<ref name="UTIsen">{{UT|Isen}}, Appendix (ii)</ref>
 +
{{References}}
 +
 
 
[[Category:Rings and Jewels]]
 
[[Category:Rings and Jewels]]
 +
[[Category:Quenya names]]

Latest revision as of 15:49, 13 July 2011

The Elendilmir was a symbol of royalty among the Kings of Arnor and their descendants; it was a "white star of elvish crystal upon a fillet of mithril".

The original Elendil had descended from Silmariën to Isildur. It was then lost with the death of Isildur at the Disaster of the Gladden Fields and years later it was somehow acquired by Saruman who kept it in Orthanc.

A second Elendilmir was made in Imladris for Valandil and his descendants.

When King Elessar ordered the restoration of Orthanc the original Elendilmir was found. As Elessar took up the kingship of Arnor he wore the original Elendilmir upon his brow. He would only wear it again on high days, whilst on other occasions he would wear the second Elendilmir that had descended to him.[1]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Battles of the Fords of Isen", Appendix (ii)