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The elements of the [[Quenya]] name are: ''[[menel]]'', "the heavens" and ''macar'' "swordsman", therefore "Heaven-Swordsman".<ref>{{S|Elements}}</ref><ref>{{HM|Guide}}, p. 256</ref>  
 
The elements of the [[Quenya]] name are: ''[[menel]]'', "the heavens" and ''macar'' "swordsman", therefore "Heaven-Swordsman".<ref>{{S|Elements}}</ref><ref>{{HM|Guide}}, p. 256</ref>  
  
Other name-forms and names: [[Menelmakar]], [[Menelmakil]], [[Menelvagor]], [[Telumehtar]]; see especially the article [[Telimektar]].
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==Other names==
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Menelmacar is called Menelmakil in a note to Tolkien's essay Quendi and Eldar. The word ''makil'' is translated as sword, therefore, Menelmakil means "Heaven-Sword". (It is possible that it may be an error)
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Telumehtar and Menelvagor also listed as other names, meaning "Warrior of the Sky" and "Swordsman of the Sky" respectively.
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Other name-forms and names: Menelmakar, see especially the article [[Telimektar]].
  
 
==Inspiration==
 
==Inspiration==

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Menelmacar, the Swordsman of the Sky,[1] one of the constellations set in the heavens by Varda to enlighten the awakening of the Elves. It was gathered by Varda from among the ancient stars, set as a foreboding of the Last Battle.[2]

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Etymology

The elements of the Quenya name are: menel, "the heavens" and macar "swordsman", therefore "Heaven-Swordsman".[3][4]

Other names

Menelmacar is called Menelmakil in a note to Tolkien's essay Quendi and Eldar. The word makil is translated as sword, therefore, Menelmakil means "Heaven-Sword". (It is possible that it may be an error) Telumehtar and Menelvagor also listed as other names, meaning "Warrior of the Sky" and "Swordsman of the Sky" respectively. Other name-forms and names: Menelmakar, see especially the article Telimektar.

Inspiration

Menelmacar is identified as the constellation Orion.[5]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Three is Company"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names"
  4. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, p. 256
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"
Middle-earth Cosmology
 Constellations  Anarríma · Durin's Crown · Menelmacar · Remmirath · Soronúmë · Telumendil · Valacirca · Wilwarin
Stars  Alcarinquë · Borgil · Carnil · Elemmírë · Helluin · Luinil · Lumbar · Morwinyon · Nénar · Star of Eärendil · Til 
The Airs  Aiwenórë · Fanyamar · Ilmen · Menel · Vaiya · Veil of Arda · Vista
Narsilion  Arien · Moon (Isil, Ithil, Rána) · Sun (Anar, Anor, Vása) · Tilion
See also  Abyss · Arda · Circles of the World · · Timeless Halls · Two Lamps · Two Trees · Void