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Glingal

Glingal was the tree made by Turgon of gold in his royal courts of Gondolin in memory of Laurelin, one of the Two Trees of Valinor. Its mate was Belthil.[1][2][3]

[edit] Etymology

Glingal is Sindarin and it means "Hanging Flame".[4]

Robert Foster additionally suggests the translation "gleaming light".[5]

[edit] Other versions of the Legendarium

In earlier versions of the tales, Glingal (and before that, Glingol) was a name of Laurelin.[6]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Noldor in Beleriand"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, p. 155
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, p. 200
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"
  5. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, entry "Glingal"; Cf. also J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entry glin
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The History of Middle-earth Index, p. 186
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