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| othernames=[[Silmaril]], Venus
 
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| location=Circling the heavens
| ownedby=[[Eärendil the Mariner|Eärendil]]
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| appearance=Radiant star in the heavens
 
| references=''[[The Silmarillion]]''
 
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The '''Star of Eärendil''' was the shining light of the [[Silmaril]] rescued from [[Angband]] by [[Lúthien]] and [[Beren Erchamion|Beren]], and carried into the skies by their descendant [[Eärendil the Mariner|Eärendil]] aboard his vessel [[Vingilot]]. As it first rose in the [[West]], it was recognised by the [[Noldor|Elf]]-lord [[Maedhros]] as the jewel of his [[Fëanor|father]] that he had sought for so long, now placed out of his reach beyond the [[Circles of the World]].  
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The '''Star of Eärendil''' was the shining light of the [[Silmaril]] rescued from [[Angband]] by [[Lúthien]] and [[Beren]], and carried into the skies by their descendant [[Eärendil]] aboard his vessel [[Vingilot]]. As it first rose in the [[Aman|West]], it was recognised by the [[Noldor|Elf]]-lord [[Maedhros]] as the jewel of his [[Fëanor|father]] that he had sought for so long, now placed out of his reach beyond the [[Circles of the World]].  
  
 
It was Eärendil and the light of his star that led the [[Edain]] to [[Númenor]] in the early [[Second Age]], and at that time the light of the Star was so brilliant that it hid all the other stars in the sky. From its guiding light came the [[Númenóreans]]' name for their land, [[Elenna]], meaning "Starwards".  
 
It was Eärendil and the light of his star that led the [[Edain]] to [[Númenor]] in the early [[Second Age]], and at that time the light of the Star was so brilliant that it hid all the other stars in the sky. From its guiding light came the [[Númenóreans]]' name for their land, [[Elenna]], meaning "Starwards".  
  
 
The light of Eärendil's Star played a crucial role much later in history, as well. It was light from this star that was gathered in [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]]'s [[Phial of Galadriel|phial]], his gift from [[Galadriel]], which helped him survive his journey into [[Mordor]]. Even today the star still shines — the story of Eärendil and his Silmaril was the Elvish account of the "star" we know today as the planet Venus.  
 
The light of Eärendil's Star played a crucial role much later in history, as well. It was light from this star that was gathered in [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]]'s [[Phial of Galadriel|phial]], his gift from [[Galadriel]], which helped him survive his journey into [[Mordor]]. Even today the star still shines — the story of Eärendil and his Silmaril was the Elvish account of the "star" we know today as the planet Venus.  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:31, 1 November 2012

The name Eärendil refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Eärendil (disambiguation).
Roger Garland - Earendil and Elwing.jpeg
Star of Eärendil
Other namesSilmaril, Venus
LocationCircling the heavens
Owned byEärendil
MakerFëanor/Eärendil
AppearanceRadiant star in the heavens
ReferencesThe Silmarillion

The Star of Eärendil was the shining light of the Silmaril rescued from Angband by Lúthien and Beren, and carried into the skies by their descendant Eärendil aboard his vessel Vingilot. As it first rose in the West, it was recognised by the Elf-lord Maedhros as the jewel of his father that he had sought for so long, now placed out of his reach beyond the Circles of the World.

It was Eärendil and the light of his star that led the Edain to Númenor in the early Second Age, and at that time the light of the Star was so brilliant that it hid all the other stars in the sky. From its guiding light came the Númenóreans' name for their land, Elenna, meaning "Starwards".

The light of Eärendil's Star played a crucial role much later in history, as well. It was light from this star that was gathered in Frodo's phial, his gift from Galadriel, which helped him survive his journey into Mordor. Even today the star still shines — the story of Eärendil and his Silmaril was the Elvish account of the "star" we know today as the planet Venus.

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