25 July 2011

365 Days of Middle-earth ~ Day 25: Simbelmynë


Simbelmynë (sometimes spelled symbelmynë) was a white flower that grew in abundance on graves and tombs, most famously on the barrows of the Kings of Rohan, and most thickly on the grave of Helm Hammerhand. Simbelmynë can be translated as "Evermind," in reference to the memories of the dead, upon whose tombs the flower grew.

Simbelmynë is also called uilos ('snow white') and alfirin ('immortal') because it blooms all year long.

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