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Celeborn (White Tree)

The name White Tree refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see White Tree (disambiguation).

Celeborn was the name of the White Tree that flourished in Tol Eressëa. It was a seedling of the tree Galathilion, which in turn had been made in image of Telperion, the eldest of the Two Trees of Valinor.[1]

Celeborn was an ancestor to the White Trees of Númenor[2] and of Gondor.[3]

[edit] Etymology

Celeb is Sindarin for "silver", while orn is "tree"; its name means "Tree of Silver".[4][5]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
Telperion
killed
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Galathilion
Made in the image of Telperion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Celeborn
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nimloth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
First tree of Gondor (Minas Ithil)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Second tree of Gondor (Minas Anor)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Third tree of Gondor (Minas Tirith)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fourth tree of Gondor (Minas Tirith)
 
 
 
 


References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Akallabêth: The Downfall of Númenor"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Council of Elrond"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names"