anor ~ sun
ithil ~ full moon
cúron ~ crescent moon
cýron ~ new moon
A slightly different format for the next 2 weeks. I thought I’d look at things we see everyday in lotro but aren’t necessarily place names i.e. the sun, moon and stars. I don’t believe we see the new or crescent moon in lotro but we do get to see the beautiful full moon and I generally tend to see the sun peeking from the clouds, I can’t recall a clear blue sky with the sun shining. These words are used in place names and items within middle earth too, I’ve found a few examples if not necessarily screenshots.
Ithildin ~ (ithil ~ moon and tinu ~ star) a silver substance which mirrors only starlight or moonlight. Famously used to write the script on the Doors of Durin.
Elanor ~ a flower (from el ~ star and anor ~ sun). Samwise Gamgee named his eldest daughter after this flower.
As I haven’t found many examples in game, I’ve included some general information from Lord of the Rings some of which we will hear more about once the game expands into Gondor:
Minas Anor (Tower (Minas) of the Sun) was the original name for Minas Tirith (Tower of Guard), capital city of Gondor.
Palantír of Anárion It was held at Minas Anor. After the capture of the Ithil-Stone held at Minas Ithil, this palantír was not used until Denethor II turned to it, in an effort to protect the city.
Anórien The region of Gondor at the eastern feet of the White Mountains ruled by Minas Tirith.
Oranor The day of the week dedicated to the sun (or from aur meaning day and anor meaning sun)
Flame of Anor The power wielded by Gandalf. Generally described as a blinding white light.
Minas Ithil (Tower (Minas)of the Moon) was the companion Tower to Minas Anor, however once it was captured by the Ringwraiths , it was renamed Minas Morgul (Tower of Sorcery).
Ithil-Stone The palantír held at Minas Ithil came under Sauron’s power when the Tower was captured.
Ithilien The region east of the Anduin bordering Mordor.
Orithil The day of the week dedicated to the moon (or from aur meaning day and ithil meaning moon)