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May 09, 2006

Rainbow at Elam Bend

If there is an Elvish word for rainbow they had something like this in mind.

"There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach."

Of course there is Update: The internets reveal the Noldorin and Quenya words for rainbow.

N eilian(w) “rainbow”, compare Q helyanwe; literally “sky-bridge” (V:360, 400)

Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 9, 2006 09:14 AM

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