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  • I have no idea whether Tolkien was thinking of celandines when he invented elanor, the 'sun-star', but was there ever a flower that suited the name better?

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  • I've always thought of celandines as one of the candidates for Tolkien's elanor, the "sun-star" the little yellow flowers growing in Lothlorien.

    Spring flowers

  • I wish I knew some of these when I had my children. elanor @ get pregnant fast´s last post ..

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  • Underfoot, the tiny white five-petaled flowers of elanor mimicked the brighter stars above them, and gave out their sharp-sweet fragrance to mingle with the other scents of a forest after rain.


  • Before them lay a long lawn of shining grass, studded with golden elanor that glinted in the sun.

    The Fellowship of the Ring

  • At the hill's foot Frodo found Aragorn, standing still and silent as a tree; but in his hand was a small golden bloom of elanor, and a light was in his eyes.

    The Fellowship of the Ring

  • Here ever bloom the winter flowers in the unfading grass: the yellow elanor, and the pale niphredil.

    The Fellowship of the Ring

  • And in a fading crown have twined the golden elanor.

    The Fellowship of the Ring

  • When he had gone and passed again into the outer world, still Frodo the wanderer from the Shire would walk there, upon the grass among elanor and niphredil in fair Lothlórien.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • ‘Well, Sam, what about elanor, the sun-star, you remember the little golden flower in the grass of Lothlórien?’

    The Lord of the Rings


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