Lady of the Star-brow
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'Lady of the Star-brow'a the [] [[Erendis]].
|−|A title given to [[Erendis]] in [[Númenor]] after her betrothal to [[Tar-Aldarion|Aldarion]], 'Lady of the Star-brow' is a direct translation of the [[ Elvish]] [[ Tar-Elestirnë]]. The name comes from the fact that, at that time, Erendis took a diamond from [[Middle-earth]] (an earlier gift from Aldarion) and bound it to her brow with a silver fillet. |+|
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|−|Erendis' ' Star-brow' served to found a tradition in Númenor, and we' re told that after her time the Kings and Queens would wear a white jewel as a star on their brows, in place of a crown. |+|
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Revision as of 19:39, 10 April 2013
Lady of the Star-brow was a name the people of Númenor gave to Erendis.
In the Spring of S.A. 858 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".
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.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife", NOTES, Chronology
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife", Note 32