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thelion is an Elvish word, only appearing as an element in the names Ecthelion and Aegthelion.[1]

Didier Willis notes thelion as an unattested Sindarin noun meaning "one who remains firm in his purpose".[2]

[edit] Etymology


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: III. Maeglin", p. 318
  2. Didier Willis, Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary at (accessed 19 June 2011)