Amalion

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The Tree of Amalion by J.R.R. Tolkien

Amalion was the name of a tree, which Tolkien regularly drew in illustrations.[1][2] The name does not appear in any of the stories of the legendarium.

Etymology[edit]

Carl F. Hostetter has suggested that the name Amalion derives from Quenya amalya ("rich, blessed"), from amal ("riches, blessing, bliss, good fortune"), related to a later form, alam, with the same meaning, and also alam ("elm-tree") as in The Etymologies.[3]

Other works[edit]

Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull have suggested that Amalion is related to the "Tree of Tales" in On Fairy-Stories and Niggle's Tree in Leaf by Niggle. A version of the tree was used as cover art for Tree and Leaf.[1]

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