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Dates
Planted in Minas Ithil after its building c. II 3320; destroyed in the capture of that tower in II 3429 (survived approximately 109 years)
Location
Grew before the house of Isildur in Minas Ithil
Origins
Grown from a fruit of Nimloth, the White Tree of Númenor
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Pronunciation
Isildur is pronounced 'isi'ldoorr' ('rr' indicates that the final 'r' sound should be pronounced)
Meaning
Isildur means 'devoted to the Moon'

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White Tree of Isildur

The tree that grew in Minas Ithil

Nimloth was the White Tree that grew in the courts of Armenelos in Númenor, a descendant of Telperion itself. When Sauron grasped power in that island kingdom, he became determined to destroy that symbol of the Valar and their land. Before the tree could be burned, though, Isildur broke through its guards and rescued one of its fruits, which grew into a seedling.

After the Downfall, Isildur carried that new-grown tree to Middle-earth, and planted it in his own courts in Minas Ithil, on the borders of Mordor. A little over a century after the foundation of the kingdom of Gondor, Sauron's forces descended on Minas Ithil, and the young White Tree of Isildur was destroyed. Once again, Isildur preserved its line, rescuing a seedling of his White Tree before abandoning the city. It was from that seedling that all the White Trees that grew in the courts of Minas Tirith were descended.


See also...

Elendil

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