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'''Lilies''' were large flowers that grow on slender stalks, that in [[Middle-earth]] were found at least in the [[Gondorians|Gondorian]] lands of [[Lebennin]] and [[Ithilien]]. In the modern world, lilies can grow in a variety of colours and patterns, but in [[Tolkien]]'s world they're always referred to as being white: for example in the description of [[Éowyn]] in her illness as 'white as a lily' ([[The Lord of the Rings]] V 8, [[The Houses of Healing]]). Among [[Gandalf]]'s amazing array of fireworks was one in the shape of a lily, which could famously hang in the air throughout an entire evening.

Revision as of 03:48, 22 July 2006

Lilies were large flowers that grow on slender stalks, that in Middle-earth were found at least in the Gondorian lands of Lebennin and Ithilien. In the modern world, lilies can grow in a variety of colours and patterns, but in Tolkien's world they're always referred to as being white: for example in the description of Éowyn in her illness as 'white as a lily' (The Lord of the Rings V 8, The Houses of Healing). Among Gandalf's amazing array of fireworks was one in the shape of a lily, which could famously hang in the air throughout an entire evening.