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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''', or '''the Netted Stars''',<ref>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', "[[Three is Company]]"</ref> was a constellation in the skies over [[Arda]].
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Though not mentioned specifically, Remmirath's origin is likely the same to that of other constellations: it was created by [[Varda]] to signal the [[Elves]] to [[Valinor]].<ref>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], [[Christopher Tolkien]] (ed.), ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', "[[Of the Beginning of Days]]"</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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Revision as of 11:17, 8 November 2008

Remmirath, or the Netted Stars,[1] was a constellation in the skies over Arda.

Though not mentioned specifically, Remmirath's origin is likely the same to that of other constellations: it was created by Varda to signal the Elves to Valinor.[2] The constellation has been identified as the modern constellation Pleiades.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Three is Company"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Of the Beginning of Days"
  3. 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