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'[[Warrior of the Sky]]', another name of the constellation [[Menelmacar]] or [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orion Orion].
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'''Telumehtar''' ([[Quenya]] "Warrior of the Sky") is another name of the constellation [[Menelmacar]]. It is known in our world as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orion Orion].
  
Behind this name lies an early story about [[Vala]] named [[Telimektar]], son of [[Tulkas]], who apparently was conversed into the constellation of Orion. Apart from the story of [[Telimektar]] there are two mentions of Telumehtar the Constellation:
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Behind this name lies an early story about a [[Valar|Vala]] named [[Telimektar]], son of [[Tulkas]], who apparently was conversed into the constellation of Orion<sup>[[#References|1]]</sup>. Apart from the story of [[Telimektar]] there are two mentions of Telumehtar the Constellation:
  
'''1)''' In the Appendix E I of [[The Lord of the Rings]] the name is quoted as an example of the pronunciation of the consonant H with a reference to Orion, explained in a footnote: "usually called in Sindarin Menelvagor, --- Q[uenya] Menelmacar".
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# The name is quoted as an example of the pronunciation of the consonant /H/ with a reference to Orion, explained in a footnote: "usually called in [[Sindarin]] [[Menelvagor]], --- Q[uenya] Menelmacar"<sup>[[#References|2]]</sup>.
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# With the translation "''Warrior of the Sky''", as an older name for [[Menelmakil]], Orion<sup>[[#References|3]]</sup>.
  
'''2)''' In a note in [[The War of the Jewels]] 411, with the translation 'Warrior of the Sky', as an older name for [[Menelmakil]], that is: Orion.
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==References==
 
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# ''[[The Book of Lost Tales Part 1]]''.
On the etymology of the name, see Appendix 1 in the article [[Telimektar]].
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# ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', [[Appendix E]].
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# ''[[The War of the Jewels]]'', page 411.
  
 
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Telumehtar (Quenya "Warrior of the Sky") is another name of the constellation Menelmacar. It is known in our world as Orion.

Behind this name lies an early story about a Vala named Telimektar, son of Tulkas, who apparently was conversed into the constellation of Orion1. Apart from the story of Telimektar there are two mentions of Telumehtar the Constellation:

  1. The name is quoted as an example of the pronunciation of the consonant /H/ with a reference to Orion, explained in a footnote: "usually called in Sindarin Menelvagor, --- Q[uenya] Menelmacar"2.
  2. With the translation "Warrior of the Sky", as an older name for Menelmakil, Orion3.

References

  1. The Book of Lost Tales Part 1.
  2. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E.
  3. The War of the Jewels, page 411.