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Emblem of Gil-galad, The

Type: Miscellaneous

Description:... [Meneldur] saw that [the letter] came from King Gil-galad.... It was sealed and bore his device of white stars upon a blue rondure.

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 2, Aldarion and Erendis

It is recorded that Ereinion was given the name Gil-galad "Star of Radiance" "because his helm and mail, and his shield overlaid with silver and set with a device of white stars, shone from afar like a star in sunlight or moonlight, and could be seen by Elvish eyes at a great distance if they stood upon a height."

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 2, Aldarion and Erendis: Notes, Note 24

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 6Nov05

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