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The Golden Book, called Parma Kuluina by the Eldar, was a book about the history of the Elder Days, kept by the Elves of Tol Eressëa in their city of Kortirion. Pengolod consulted the Golden Book when compiling the Quenta Silmarillion. Eriol/Ælfwine was allowed to read the Parma Kuluina.[1][2][3]

[edit] Etymology

Parma Kuluina is Quenya for "the Golden Book", consisting of parma "book" + kuluina ("golden" or "of gold").[4]

Its earlier Qenya name was rendered Parma Kuluinen.[5]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Two: Valinor and Middle-earth before The Lord of the Rings, VI. Quenta Silmarillion", pp. 201, 203-4
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, "III. The Quenta: [Opening Section]", p. 78
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, "VI. The Earliest Annals of Valinor: Commentary on the Annals of Valinor"p. 274
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Entu, Ensi, Enta Declension" (edited by Christopher Gilson), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 36, July 1994, p. 23
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, p. 310