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The Works & Worlds of Tolkien: The Two Trees of Valinor and the White Tree of Gondor

Video from Nerd of the Rings

"In honor of the new image released by Amazon's Lord of the Rings on Prime, we are covering The Two Trees of Valinor and how they directly connect to the White Trees of Gondor. We trace the line of the trees - from Laurelin and Telperion, to Galathilion in Tirion, to Nimloth of Numenor, to the White Tree of Gondor." from the video introduction

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"The Two Trees of Valinor were Telperion and Laurelin, the Silver Tree and the Gold that brought Light to the Land of the Valar in ancient times. They were destroyed by Melkor and Ungoliant, but their last flower and fruit were made by the Valar into the Moon and the Sun.." from the article: Two Trees of Valinor

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Telperion and Laurelin

"The White Tree of Gondor stood as a symbol of Gondor in the Court of the Fountain in Minas Tirith. Its predecessor was a seedling of Nimloth, planted in Minas Ithil, that was destroyed before the end of the Second Age.

The White Tree also appears in the Livery of Elendil, as a motif upon Gondor's flag.." from the article: White Tree of Gondor

white tree in the court of the fountain
White Tree of Gondor

LOTR: There Is A Secret About The White Tree Of Gondor That Is Kept Out Of The Movies

"Though it is not mentioned in the movies, the White Tree meets a different ending in the books.

The White Tree of Gondor is heralded in the Lord of the Rings trilogy as a symbol of hope and life renewed. It signals the return of the king, to bring peace and prosperity to the people of Gondor who have long suffered under the failing rule of Denethor and the Stewards. At the time of the War of the Ring, the ancient tree that stands in the courtyard is withered and dying, and is crumbling just like the once marvelous and noble city itself.

The throne has been empty for so long that the people of Gondor have passed beyond the belief that a ruler will ever come back. The concept of the true king has passed into myth and legend, until Aragorn produces the reforged blade that was broken, and demonstrates his ancient healing powers by bringing Dernhelm, the rider of Rohan, and Merry who used his sword to defeat the Witch king, back from the brink of darkness.." from the article: LOTR: There Is A Secret About The White Tree Of Gondor That Is Kept Out Of The Movies


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