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Idril Celebrindal's device, depicting a menelluin

menelluin is the Elvish name for "cornflower". It means "sky-blue"[1]

It was the emblem of Idril Celebrindal, is stated to be an inlaid plaque saved from Gondolin and descending through Eärendil and his son Elros and influenced Númenórean circular designs. The Emblem was taken to Gondor by Elendil.

[edit] Etymology

words menel and luin

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator p. 193