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Seal of Elendil

Type: Heraldry

Description:

The personal seal of Elendil, the first King of Arnor and Gondor:
Then the Lord of Dol Amroth... saw, lying on the grass before [a low mound]..., a black stone; and on the stone three letters were engraved. Then he said to Cirion: "Is this then a tomb? But what great man of old lies here?"

"Have you not read the letters?" 1 said Cirion.

"I have," said the Prince, "and therefore I wonder; for the letters are lambe, ando, lambe, but there is no tomb for Elendil, nor has any man since his day dared to use that name."

"Nonetheless this is his tomb," said Cirion; "and from it comes the awe that dwells on this hill....

Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 2, Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan: Cirion and Eorl


Notes
1The letters were  Tengwar L•ND•L  (L • ND • L):  Elendil's name without vowel-marks, which he used as a badge, and a device upon his seal. [Author's note.]

Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 2, Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan: Notes, Note 40

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 23Feb10

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