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Asëa aranion


One of the many names for the healing plant known as athelas or kingsfoil. In Gondor by the late Third Age its medicinal properties had been forgotten, but its ancient name in Valinorean Quenya was remembered. That name, asëa aranion, seems to be a direct Elvish equivalent of the common name 'kingsfoil'.

See also...

Athelas, Kingsfoil

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