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Dates
Created more than three Ages before the first rising of the Sun
Location
Forming a shoulder of the constellation Menelvagor, the Swordsman of the Sky (that is, Orion)
Origins
Made by Varda from the dews of Telperion
Pronunciation
bo'rgil
Meaning
'Constant star' or 'ever-star'
Other names
The Elvish name for the star Betelgeuse

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Borgil

The constant red star of Menelvagor

A bright red star in the constellation of Menelvagor (Orion), corresponding to the star we call Betelgeuse.


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