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Dates
Race
Half-elven, but ultimately counted among Men
Division
Descended from the Noldor, Sindar and Edain (and other strains, more remotely)
Culture
Originally Rivendell, later Gondor
Pronunciation
oondoami'el
Meaning
Literally 'Evening Star' but usually rendered poetically as 'Evenstar'1
Other names
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Undómiel

Evenstar

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Title and surname of Arwen, Queen to Aragorn II Elessar. It is usually given in its translated form, Evenstar.


Notes

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The name Undómiel was reference to Arwen's grandfather Eärendil; it was the light of the Silmaril on his brow that shone as the Evening Star (and also filled the Phial of Galadriel). The name also seems to carry a more symbolic meaning: as the Third Age came to a close, so did the time of the Elves in Middle-earth, and Arwen's extraordinary beauty marked their passing as the light of the Evening Star marks the passing of day into night.

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Undómë

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