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Nénar

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'''Nénar''' was a star placed in the skies by [[Varda|Varda Elentári]].<ref>{{S|Captivity}}</ref> Its identity is uncertain - there are some indications that [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] considered it to be the [[Elvish]] name of the planet Uranus, but such a faint object seems out of place among the bright stars named with Nénar in [[The Silmarillion]].
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'''Nénar''' was a star placed in the skies by [[Varda|Varda Elentári]].<ref>{{S|Captivity}}</ref> Its identity is uncertain - there are some indications that [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] considered it to be the [[Elvish]] name of the planet Neptune, but such a faint object seems out of place among the bright stars named with Nénar in [[The Silmarillion]].<ref>{{MR|Star}}, pp. 435-436</ref>
  
 
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Latest revision as of 22:53, 27 March 2013

Nénar was a star placed in the skies by Varda Elentári.[1] Its identity is uncertain - there are some indications that Tolkien considered it to be the Elvish name of the planet Neptune, but such a faint object seems out of place among the bright stars named with Nénar in The Silmarillion.[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", pp. 435-436
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