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Elanor (flower)

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The name Elanor refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Elanor (disambiguation).

Elanor was a golden, star-shaped flower that grew in abundance in the forest of Lórien.[1] Samwise Gamgee thought highly of the flower and, at Frodo's suggestion, named his eldest daughter, Elanor Gardner, from it.[2]

It was like "a pimpernel (perhaps a little enlarged) growing sun-golden flowers and star-silver ones on the same plant, and sometimes the two combined".[3]

[edit] Etymology

The word elanor means "Sun-star" in Sindarin (from êl = "star" and anor = "Sun").

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Lothlórien"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Grey Havens"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 312, (dated 16 November 1969)