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  A Elbereth Gilthoniel
Notes Tolkien in Letters:278, "Though it is, of course, in the style and metre of the hymn-fragment [A Elbereth Gilthoniel], I think it is composed or inspired for his [Sam's] particular situation".
Note that the word Elbereth is not directly related to Quenya Varda "Lofty, Sublime" (the Quenya form of Elbereth would have been something like *Elenvarsi, while the Sindarin cognate of Varda would have been *Baradh or possibly *Bradh, but there is no evidence that these forms were in use as names of the Starqueen).
"O Elbereth Starkindler, from heaven gazing far, to thee I cry now beneath the shadow of death." A Elbereth Gilthoniel "o Elbereth Starkindler" as in the hymn (the first edition of LotR had o Elbereth instead of a Elbereth; this was an error that Tolkien later corrected, see Letters:278).
www.uib.no /People/hnohf/elbereth.htm   (3217 words)

 Elbereth Pyreneans
The affix Elbereth was originally associated with Pyrenean Mountain Dogs, and was chosen by myself after an intense bout of reading JR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.
On arrival at Elbereth, he was somewhat out of condition, and soon after arriving developed a torsion, and underwent emergency surgery.
With Smudge being the result of careful line breeding, when a sire was chosen for her one and only litter, care was taken to select a suitable outcross, and the Breeds breed record holder, (at the time), Ch Briannor Amarillo, owned by Angela Smith was our selection.
homepage.ntlworld.com /elbereth/pmd.htm   (1389 words)

 NetHack Elbereth FAQ
Also, the effect of Elbereth is case-insensitive, but you exercise wisdom if you engrave it thus: "Elbereth".
Instead, it has to be blindness caused by an external source: blindfold, lightning flash, potion of blindness, cream pies, or the blinding effects of being attacked by exploding yellow lights, dust vortices, ravens, cobras, or Archons.
In addition, if you are under attack and want to add an Elbereth to a square that already has one, only add one; if you add more than one, you can be attacked before you finish; think of it as obscuring the monsters' view for too long.
www.steelypips.org /nethack/elbereth_faq.html   (1332 words)

A hymn to Elbereth, "A Elbereth Gilthoniel" is the longest piece of Sindarin Elvish in the whole Lord of the Rings series.
Some monsters are immune to the effects of Elbereth: anything represented by an @ sign (humans and elves), minotaurs, angelic beings, and the Riders (Death, Famine and Pestilence).
You can engrave Elbereth in the floor in one turn using a wand of digging or an athame (the only athame you can obtain without wishing now is Magicbane).
www.everything2.com /index.pl?node_id=441869   (442 words)

 The Hymn to Elbereth
The name Elbereth means "queen of stars"; the prefix el is associated with the English word "star." She also goes by the name of Varda.
Second, Elbereth or Varda became the bride of Manwë, the chief of the Valar.
The Virgin is often referred to as the Mother of God, which would imply that if God is His own Father, that Mary could be considered to have a "special" relationship with the Godhead although technically she was the wife of a mere man, Joseph.
www.tolkienonline.de /etep/topicon/SDA/elberethvirgin.html   (489 words)

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