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Emblem of Gondor, The

Type: Miscellaneous

Other Names:
The Tree
The White Tree
The White Tree of Gondor


Tree, the: Nimloth,* emblem of Gondor ...

The Return of the King, LoTR, Index

[* Nimloth was the White Tree of NĂºmenor; the first White Tree of Gondor was a seedling of Nimloth.]

At the far end upon a dais of many steps was set a high throne under a canopy of marble shaped like a crowned helm; behind it was carved upon the wall and set with gems an image of a tree in flower.

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 5, Ch 1, Minas Tirith

Presently Denethor waved to Pippin and dismissed him again for a while. 'Go to the armouries of the Citadel,' he said, 'and get you there the livery and gear of the Tower.' ...

Pippin soon found himself arrayed in strange garments, all of black and silver. ... Above the mail was a short surcoat of black, but broidered on the breast in silver with the token of the Tree.

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 5, Ch 4, The Siege of Gondor

And then wonder took him, and a great joy; and he cast his sword up in the sunlight and sang as he caught it. And all eyes followed his gaze, and behold! upon the foremost ship a great standard broke, and the wind displayed it as she turned towards the Harlond. There flowered a White Tree, and that was for Gondor; but Seven Stars were about it, and a high crown above it, the signs of Elendil that no lord had borne for years beyond count.

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 5, Ch 6, The Battle of the Pelennor Fields

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 15Aug04

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