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'''Helluin''' was the name in [[Middle-earth]] for the star known today as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirius Sirius], the "Dog Star". It was part of [[Telumehtar]], the name the [[Elves]] gave to the constellation ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orion_%28constellation%29 Orion]''.  
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'''Helluin''' was the name in [[Middle-earth]] for the star known today as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirius Sirius], the "Dog Star". It was part of [[Telumehtar]], the name the [[Elves]] gave to the constellation ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orion_%28constellation%29 Orion]''.<ref>{{S|3}}; {{S|6}}</ref><ref>{{HM|MR}}, pp. 160, 185, 450</ref>
Helluin name means "Ice-blue" in [[Quenya]] (from ''[[helca]]'' = "ice" and ''[[luin]]'' = "blue").
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==Etymology==
 
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The second element in ''Helluin'' is said to be the [[Elvish]] element ''[[luin]]'' ("blue").<ref>{{S|Appendix}}</ref>
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Revision as of 17:49, 9 December 2011

Helluin was the name in Middle-earth for the star known today as Sirius, the "Dog Star". It was part of Telumehtar, the name the Elves gave to the constellation Orion.[1][2]

Etymology

The second element in Helluin is said to be the Elvish element luin ("blue").[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor"; J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, pp. 160, 185, 450
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names"
Middle-earth Cosmology
 Constellations  Anarríma · Durin's Crown · Menelmacar · Remmirath · Soronúmë · Telumendil · Valacirca · Wilwarin
Stars  Alcarinquë · Borgil · Carnil · Elemmírë · Helluin · Luinil · Lumbar · Morwinyon · Nénar · Star of Eärendil · Til 
The Airs  Aiwenórë · Fanyamar · Ilmen · Menel · Vaiya · Veil of Arda · Vista
Narsilion  Arien · Moon (Isil, Ithil, Rána) · Sun (Anar, Anor, Vása) · Tilion
See Also  Abyss · Arda · Circles of the World · · Timeless Halls · Two Lamps · Two Trees · Void