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

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

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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