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Aldaron

Lord of Trees

'Lord of Trees', a name occasionally used of the Vala Oromë that recognised his love of trees and forests. The name is a variation on the more common Tauron, 'Lord of Forests' that was generally used among the Sindar for the Hunstman of the Valar.

There is in fact some doubt over the canonicity of this name. Though it appears in the published Silmarillion, Christopher Tolkien raises doubts about its inclusion in volume 10 of The History of Middle-earth. In his notes to The Later Quenta Silmarillion (II), he suggests that it belonged to an earlier phase of composition, and '...should not have been reintroduced into the published text.'


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Lord of Trees

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