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'''Laurelin''' ([[Quenya|Q]]: "Golden Tree", pron. {{IPA|[ˈlaʊrelin]}}; also [[Valarin]] '''Tulukhedelgorūs''') was the Golden Tree of [[Aman]], the mate of [[Telperion]], and the younger of the [[Two Trees of Valinor]]. Laurelin was created by the [[Vala]] [[Yavanna]] and [[Nienna]] on the hill of [[Ezellohar]]. From that hill Laurelin and Telperion shed their light on the realm of the [[Valar]] in the long years before the making of the [[Sun]] and [[Moon]].  
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'''Laurelin''' ({{IPA|[ˈlaʊrelin]}}) was the '''Golden Tree''' of [[Aman]], the mate of [[Telperion]], and
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the younger of the [[Two Trees of Valinor]].  
  
The Golden Tree was destroyed by the monster [[Ungoliant]] during the theft of the [[Silmarils]], which caused the [[Darkening of Valinor]]. The creation and destruction of Laurelin and Telperion marked the beginning and ending of the [[Years of the Trees]], before the [[First Age]] of [[Middle-earth]].
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==History==
  
According to legend, in the future there will be a "Final Battle" (the [[Dagor Dagorath]]), in which [[Morgoth]] is utterly defeated and evil is banished, and the light of the Silmarils will be used to create the Two Trees once more.
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Laurelin was created by the [[Valar|Vala]] [[Yavanna]] and [[Nienna]] on the hill of [[Ezellohar]]. From that hill Laurelin and Telperion shed their light on the realm of the [[Valar]] in the long years before the making of the [[Sun]] and [[Moon]].
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The Golden Tree was destroyed by [[Morgoth|Melkor]] who used the giant spider spirit [[Ungoliant]] to his evil purpose during the theft of the [[Silmarils]], which caused the [[Darkening of Valinor]]. The creation and destruction of Laurelin and Telperion marked the beginning and ending of the [[Years of the Trees]], before the [[First Age]] of [[Middle-earth]].
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According to legend, in the end of times there will be a "Final Battle" (the [[Final Battle|Dagor Dagorath]]), in which [[Morgoth]] is utterly defeated and evil is banished, and the light of the Silmarils will be used to create the Two Trees once more.
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==Etymology==
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''Laurelin'' is said to mean "Song of Gold".<ref name=SI/> In the [[The Etymologies|''Etymologies'']], the element ''[[laure]]'' ("gold") in ''Laurelin'' derives from the [[Sundocarme|root]] [[LAW|LÁWAR-]].<ref name=Ety>{{LR|Etymologies}}, pp. 358, 368</ref> The name ''Laurelin'' appears to be [[Quenya]].<ref name=Ety/><ref name=SI/>
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==Names==
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Other names for Laurelin were '''''Culúrien''''' (containing the [[Elvish]] element ''[[KUL|cul-]]'')<ref>{{S|Appendix}}</ref> and '''''Malinalda''''' ("Tree of Gold").<ref name=SI>{{S|Index}}</ref>
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The [[Valarin]] name of Laurelin was '''''Tulukhedelgorūs'''''.<ref>{{WJ|AD1}}, p. 401</ref>
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
* [[:Category:Images of Laurelin|Images of Laurelin]]
 
* [[:Category:Images of Laurelin|Images of Laurelin]]
  
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Latest revision as of 17:56, 13 June 2012

Laurelin by Daniel Govar

Laurelin ([ˈlaʊrelin]) was the Golden Tree of Aman, the mate of Telperion, and the younger of the Two Trees of Valinor.

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[edit] History

Laurelin was created by the Vala Yavanna and Nienna on the hill of Ezellohar. From that hill Laurelin and Telperion shed their light on the realm of the Valar in the long years before the making of the Sun and Moon.

The Golden Tree was destroyed by Melkor who used the giant spider spirit Ungoliant to his evil purpose during the theft of the Silmarils, which caused the Darkening of Valinor. The creation and destruction of Laurelin and Telperion marked the beginning and ending of the Years of the Trees, before the First Age of Middle-earth.

According to legend, in the end of times there will be a "Final Battle" (the Dagor Dagorath), in which Morgoth is utterly defeated and evil is banished, and the light of the Silmarils will be used to create the Two Trees once more.

[edit] Etymology

Laurelin is said to mean "Song of Gold".[1] In the Etymologies, the element laure ("gold") in Laurelin derives from the root LÁWAR-.[2] The name Laurelin appears to be Quenya.[2][1]

[edit] Names

Other names for Laurelin were Culúrien (containing the Elvish element cul-)[3] and Malinalda ("Tree of Gold").[1]

The Valarin name of Laurelin was Tulukhedelgorūs.[4]

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", pp. 358, 368
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names"
  4. 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. 401