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Ezellohar

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Ezellohar, also called Corollairë, was the Green Mound before the western gates of Valmar, the city of the Valar. After being hallowed by Yavanna and watered by the tears of Nienna, it was the place where the Two Trees of Valinor grew.[1] Later Melkor and Ungoliant came to Ezellohar and attacked the Two Trees.[2]

Etymology

The name Ezellohar (pron. [eˈzelːoxar]) is Vanyarin for "Green Mound", containing the element ezel, ezella, ezello ("green").[3][4] Ezellohar was derived from the Valarin name Ezellôchâr.

Corollairë (pron. [ˌkorolˈlaɪre]) is a Quenya name, literally meaning "summer mound".[source?]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Beginning of Days"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Darkening of Valinor"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Appendix D. *Kwen, Quenya, and the Elvish (especially Ñoldorin) words for 'Language': Note on the 'Language of the Valar'", p. 399
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor", note 9, pp. 356-7