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Ortírielyanna

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'''Ortírielyanna''' is a translation of the ''[[wikipedia:Sub tuum praesidium|Sub tuum praesidium]]'' into [[Quenya]] made by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] in the 1950s. It was published in [[Vinyar Tengwar|''Vinyar Tengwar'', issue 44]] in 2002.
 
'''Ortírielyanna''' is a translation of the ''[[wikipedia:Sub tuum praesidium|Sub tuum praesidium]]'' into [[Quenya]] made by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] in the 1950s. It was published in [[Vinyar Tengwar|''Vinyar Tengwar'', issue 44]] in 2002.
  

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Excerpt from the manuscript

Ortírielyanna is a translation of the Sub tuum praesidium into Quenya made by J.R.R. Tolkien in the 1950s. It was published in Vinyar Tengwar, issue 44 in 2002.

The Sub tuum praesidium is the oldest known hymn to Virgin Mary and is often used in Christian services as a prelude to the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary (also known as the Litany of Loreto). In 1944, Tolkien recommended his son Christopher to learn "the Litany of Loretto [sic] (with the prayer Sub tuum praesidium)" by heart[1]. It was therefore logical that Tolkien created his own Quenya Litany of Loreto, which immediately follows in the same manuscript as the Ortírielyanna.[2]

The prayer

Ortírielyanna rucimme, Aina Eruontari. Alalye nattira arcandemmar sangiessemman, ono alye eterúna me illume ilya raxellor, alcarin Vénde ar manaquenta. We fly to thy patronage, O holy Mother of God; despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

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References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 54, (dated 8 January 1944)
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "'Words of Joy': Five Catholic Prayers in Quenya — Part Two" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne, Arden R. Smith, and Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 44, June 2002, p.11