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'''Wilwarin''' was one of the [[constellations]] of [[Arda]].
 
'''Wilwarin''' was one of the [[constellations]] of [[Arda]].
  
==Creation==
 
 
Wilwarin was created by the [[Valar|Vala]] [[Varda]]. It was set in the heavens of [[Arda]] to welcome and give light to the [[Elves]], who had just awoken in [[Cuiviénen]]<ref name="sil-cote">''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor]]</ref>.
 
Wilwarin was created by the [[Valar|Vala]] [[Varda]]. It was set in the heavens of [[Arda]] to welcome and give light to the [[Elves]], who had just awoken in [[Cuiviénen]]<ref name="sil-cote">''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor]]</ref>.
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[[J.R.R. Tolkien]] gave no description of the constellation, nor any counterpart in our modern-day constellations, but [[Christopher Tolkien]] suggested that it could be the commonly-known constellation [[Wikipedia:Cassiopeia_(constellation)|Cassiopeia]]<ref name="index"/>. Cassiopeia is a plausible candidate for being Wilwarin as its "W"-shape is a reasonable match to that of a butterfly.
  
 
==Other versions of the legendarium==
 
==Other versions of the legendarium==
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
''Wilwarin'' means "butterfly" in [[Quenya]]<ref name="index">''[[The Silmarillion]]'', "Index of Names"</ref>.
 
''Wilwarin'' means "butterfly" in [[Quenya]]<ref name="index">''[[The Silmarillion]]'', "Index of Names"</ref>.
 
==Wilwarin in the real world==
 
[[J.R.R. Tolkien]] gave no description of the constellation, nor any counterpart in our modern-day constellations, but [[Christopher Tolkien]] suggested that it could be the commonly-known constellation [[Wikipedia:Cassiopeia_(constellation)|Cassiopeia]]<ref name="index"/>. Cassiopeia is a plausible candidate for being Wilwarin as its "W"-shape is a reasonable match to that of a butterfly.
 
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 22:53, 2 September 2008

Wilwarin was one of the constellations of Arda.

Wilwarin was created by the Vala Varda. It was set in the heavens of Arda to welcome and give light to the Elves, who had just awoken in Cuiviénen[1].

J.R.R. Tolkien gave no description of the constellation, nor any counterpart in our modern-day constellations, but Christopher Tolkien suggested that it could be the commonly-known constellation Cassiopeia[2]. Cassiopeia is a plausible candidate for being Wilwarin as its "W"-shape is a reasonable match to that of a butterfly.

Other versions of the legendarium

In early versions of Tolkien's notes, the name of the constellation is "Vilvarin".[1]

Etymology

Wilwarin means "butterfly" in Quenya[2].

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Silmarillion, Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"