Elven emblems?

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  1. Urambo Tauro

    Urambo Tauro Art House Member

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    I wasn't quite sure which forum to put this in, but since I found it on the The Fellowship of the Ring extended edition dvd, here goes...

    On disc 3 (Appendices, Part I) there is a video (I think it may be "Designing Middle-Earth" or something like that...
    Anyway, somewhere in there is a short clip running down a page of what appears to be circular elven symbols.
    Some of them have names under them- (Gil-Galad, Elrond, Galadriel, Cirdan, and Glorfindel)
    Some of them do not.

    Does anyone know anything about these?
    Are there names for the unmarked symbols?

    Click here to see them
     
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  2. Miriel

    Miriel My Preciousss

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    It could be their cloak pins or house emblems...I've never seen them before hmm.....
     
  3. Chrissy

    Chrissy New Member

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    The same emblems are in the Art of the FOTR, but no names.. I guess that it's some unknown elven houses.. They've only named the most important houses.. like Elrond, Galadriel and Gil-galad..
     
  4. Glorfy_of_Imladris

    Glorfy_of_Imladris Mysterious Glorfy

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    below Cirdans is of Finarfin, below Glorfindels, that's Finwë's emblem, right to Glorfindels is the one of Lúthien, and below that it's the emblem of Melian
     
  5. Urambo Tauro

    Urambo Tauro Art House Member

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    How did you find out?
     
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    Glorfy_of_Imladris Mysterious Glorfy

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    from the descriptions given in the Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales, and from pictures made by others... I compared them :)
     
  7. Chrissy

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    what pictures and where? what book did you look in?
     
  8. Glorfy_of_Imladris

    Glorfy_of_Imladris Mysterious Glorfy

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    pictures made by fans... don't think they're online.. the descriptions you find in Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales
     
  9. Aenónar

    Aenónar Elf of Arda Tauréndor

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    Hmm... the number 2 and 3 from the left in the bottom row might be correct cause I have no clue on the bottom row, I've been kind of lazy with reading the books all over again :) I'm at bilbo at the moment, then I only have the LOTR left, then I'll start on my 17th round :D ,

    but the number 3 middle row is Thranduils symbol...

    and Finarfins symbol, shouldn't that be the same as the one Galadriel have? since she use the same one?
     
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  10. Calarustithil

    Calarustithil Smith of Gondolin

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    If this interests you check this out, its got more heraldic devices of elves, men and the Enemy.

    Also the one right most emblem in the second row is the one that is on the elven penant that is for sale. I have one and there very nice.
     
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    Aenónar Elf of Arda Tauréndor

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    That is the symbol of Orophin (?) Thranduils father, he was in the last alliance. And I'm pretty sure that Lúthien wasn't ;)

    btw. that first link didn't work
     
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  12. Calarustithil

    Calarustithil Smith of Gondolin

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    It works for me but I'll try it again.
    Or if you want cut and paste... http://www.forodrim.org/gobennas/heraldry/heraldry.htm

    The avatar I use I got from that site, its Gil-Galad's emblem.

    I noticed recently that Orophin's emblem is the detailing on the plaque for UC's Daggers of Legolas, a very nice touch IMHO. Fellow Fantasy Forum memeber Dwarf Tosser posted a pic of it in another thread (top of page).
     
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  13. Urambo Tauro

    Urambo Tauro Art House Member

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    Great link! Very informative!
     
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