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Fuiyáru

Fuiyáru
Pronunciationfoo-i-yaa-roo
Other namesFuior
LocationCourts of Mandos

Fuiyáru was a deadly nightshade that grew about the courts of Mandos. It is said to have been particularly abundant before the doors of Fui.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The name Fuiyáro is Qenya, likely a literal translation of "nightshade". Its composition probably relates to the elements Fui (also hui) "fog, dark, murk, night", and yaru (also yara) "gloom, blight". The Gnomish name of the flower was Fuior.[1]

[edit] Inspiration

Patrick H. Wynne has identified the flower as the Atropa belladonna.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Sí Qente Feanor and Other Elvish Writings", in Parma Eldalamberon XV (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, and Bill Welden), p. 14