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The [[Netted Stars]]: an [[Elvish]] name for a group of stars, identified with the cluster today called the Pleiades.
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'''Remmirath''' was a constellation created by [[Varda]], one of many to signal the [[Elves]] to [[Valinor]].<ref>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], [[Christopher Tolkien]] (ed.), ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', "[[Of the Beginning of Days]]"</ref>. It was called the "Netted Stars"  in [[Westron]],<ref>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', "[[Three is Company]]"</ref> which is a rough but accurate translation of the name.<ref>[[Wayne G. Hammond]], [[Christina Scull]] (eds.), ''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'', page 108</ref> The constellation has been identified as the modern constellation [[wikipedia:Pleiades|Pleiades]].<ref>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], "Words, Phrases and Passages in ''The Lord of the Rings''" (edited by [[Christopher Gilson]]), published in [[Parma Eldalamberon]] 17 (July [[2007]]), page 24</ref>
  
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Remmirath was a constellation created by Varda, one of many to signal the Elves to Valinor.[1]. It was called the "Netted Stars" in Westron,[2] which is a rough but accurate translation of the name.[3] The constellation has been identified as the modern constellation Pleiades.[4]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Of the Beginning of Days"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Three is Company"
  3. Wayne G. Hammond, Christina Scull (eds.), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, page 108
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in The Lord of the Rings" (edited by Christopher Gilson), published in Parma Eldalamberon 17 (July 2007), page 24