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The '''Elven Hymn to [[Varda|Elbereth]]''' is a song which was sung by a [[Wandering Companies|company]] of [[Elves]], lead by [[Gildor Inglorion]], as they passed through the [[Shire]] in the late [[Third Age]]. It was overheard by [[Frodo Baggins]], [[Samwise Gamgee]] and [[Peregrin Took]]. Although the elves would have been singing in [[Sindarin]], of which Frodo knew only a little, he was still able to intepret the meaning of the song. Its content is surprisngly similar to ''[[A Elbereth Gilthoniel]]''.  
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The '''Elven Hymn to [[Varda|Elbereth]]''' is a song which was sung by a [[Wandering Companies|company]] of [[Elves]], lead by [[Gildor|Gildor Inglorion]], as they passed through [[the Shire]] in the late [[Third Age]]. It was overheard by [[Frodo Baggins]], [[Samwise Gamgee]] and [[Peregrin Took]]. Although the elves would have been singing in [[Sindarin]], of which Frodo knew only a little, he was still able to intepret the meaning of the song. Its content is surprisngly similar to ''[[A Elbereth Gilthoniel]]''.  
  
 
==Song==
 
==Song==
 
<poem style="font-style:italic; margin-left:20px;">  
 
<poem style="font-style:italic; margin-left:20px;">  
 
Snow-white! Snow-white! O Lady clear!
 
Snow-white! Snow-white! O Lady clear!
O Queen beyond the Western Seas!
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O Queen beyond the Western Seas!
 
O light to us that wander here
 
O light to us that wander here
Amid the world of woven trees!
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Amid the world of woven trees!
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Gilthoniel! O Elbereth!
 
Gilthoniel! O Elbereth!
Clear are thy eyes and bright thy breath!
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Clear are thy eyes and bright thy breath!
 
Snow-white! Snow-white! We sing to thee
 
Snow-white! Snow-white! We sing to thee
In a far land beyond the sea.
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In a far land beyond the sea.
  
 
O Stars that in the Sunless Year
 
O Stars that in the Sunless Year
With shining hand by her were sown,
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With shining hand by her were sown,
 
In windy fields now bright and clear
 
In windy fields now bright and clear
We see you silver blossom blown!
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We see you silver blossom blown!
  
 
O Elbereth! Gilthoniel!
 
O Elbereth! Gilthoniel!
We still remember, we who well
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We still remember, we who dwell
 
In this far land beneath the trees,
 
In this far land beneath the trees,
Thy starlight on the Western Seas.
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Thy starlight on the Western Seas.
 
</poem>
 
</poem>
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==References==
 
==References==
 
* [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', "[[Three is Company]]"
 
* [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', "[[Three is Company]]"
  
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Latest revision as of 22:02, 15 April 2012

"Tell me, who are you, alone, yourself and nameless?" - Tom Bombadil
This article describes a concept which is mentioned in J.R.R. Tolkien's works, but was never given a definite name.
The name Elbereth refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Elbereth (disambiguation).

The Elven Hymn to Elbereth is a song which was sung by a company of Elves, lead by Gildor Inglorion, as they passed through the Shire in the late Third Age. It was overheard by Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee and Peregrin Took. Although the elves would have been singing in Sindarin, of which Frodo knew only a little, he was still able to intepret the meaning of the song. Its content is surprisngly similar to A Elbereth Gilthoniel.

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Snow-white! Snow-white! O Lady clear!
O Queen beyond the Western Seas!
O light to us that wander here
Amid the world of woven trees!

Gilthoniel! O Elbereth!
Clear are thy eyes and bright thy breath!
Snow-white! Snow-white! We sing to thee
In a far land beyond the sea.

O Stars that in the Sunless Year
With shining hand by her were sown,
In windy fields now bright and clear
We see you silver blossom blown!

O Elbereth! Gilthoniel!
We still remember, we who dwell
In this far land beneath the trees,
Thy starlight on the Western Seas.

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