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Lumbar

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'''Lumbar''' was one of the bright stars placed in the sky by [[Varda]] at the time of the awakening of the [[Elves]] in [[Middle-earth]].<ref>{{S|Captivity}}</ref>  Actually, this "star" is the planet Saturn.<ref>{{MR|Star}}, p. 435</ref>
'''Lumbar''' was a star created by [[Varda]] which we know today as the planet Saturn. It was the gloomiest of the stars created by Varda.<ref name="S">{{S|3}}</ref>
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Latest revision as of 22:49, 27 March 2013

Lumbar was one of the bright stars placed in the sky by Varda at the time of the awakening of the Elves in Middle-earth.[1] Actually, this "star" is the planet Saturn.[2]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Index: Star-names", p. 435
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