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Lady of the Star-brow

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'''Lady of the Star-brow''' was a name the people of [[Númenor]] gave to [[Erendis]].
 
'''Lady of the Star-brow''' was a name the people of [[Númenor]] gave to [[Erendis]].
  

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Lady of the Star-brow was a name the people of Númenor gave to Erendis.

[edit] History

In the Spring of S.A. 858[1] Prince Aldarion and Erendis were betrothed. Years before this event Aldarion had given her a diamond in gratitude for her bringing to his ship a bough of oiolairë and Erendis wore the jewel about her neck. When their betrothal was announced Aldarion offered his wife-to-be other jewels but she declared that she only wanted the one jewel. She then set it in a silver fillet and had Aldarion bound it about her forehead. Thus she became known throughout the land as Tar-Elestirnë, which means "Lady of the Star-brow".[2]

After Erendis, the wearing of a white jewel upon the brow became a tradition among the kings and queens of Númenor to mark their royalty. Later, in Middle-earth, this tradition continued in Arnor with the wearing of the Elendilmir, a star-like gem upon the brow.[3]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife", NOTES, Chronology
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife", Note 32