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Fumellar

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Fumellar
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"Irmo Lorien" by Elena Kukanova
Pronunciationfoo-mell-ar
LocationLórien
AppearanceRed poppies

Fumellar, the flowers of sleep, were poppies according to the early version of the legendarium in The Book of Lost Tales.

They grew in the gardens of Lórien in Valinor. The fumellar are said to have glowed "redly in the dusk". The Vala Lórien often used them in his enchantments.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The name fumellar is Qenya: fúmella, fúmellot means "poppy". The first element is related to fúmë ("sleep"; noun).[2] Variant Gnomish names for "poppy" are humilos, humlos, humethla, and humloth.[3]

[edit] Other occurences

In early linguistic writings, Tethil was a Gnomish name for a flower fay that dwelt in a poppy.[4]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "III. The Coming of the Valar and the Building of Valinor", p. 74
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, Appendix: Names in the Lost Tales – Part I, p. 253
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Sí Qente Feanor and Other Elvish Writings", in Parma Eldalamberon XV (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, and Bill Welden), p. 14
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "I-Lam na-Ngoldathon: The Grammar and Lexicon of the Gnomish Tongue", in Parma Eldalamberon XI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne), p. 70