name. Lord of Forests, (lit.) Forester

A Sindarin name of Oromë translated “Lord of Forests” (S/29) or more literally “Forester” (PM/358), sometimes expanded to Aran Tauron ”King Forester” (PM/358). This name is a compound of taur¹ “forest” (SA/taur) and the masculine suffix -on¹.
Conceptual Development: In the Gnomish Lexicon from the 1910s, this name was G. Tavros glossed “the Blue Spirit of the Woods” (GL/69). In a late change to the Lays of Beleriand the name was changed to N. Tauros (LB/195) which was the form used in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (LR/206). In the Etymologies, this name was derived from a combination of taur¹ “forest” and the lenited form of gost “terror” (Ety/GOS, TÁWAR). The name was revised to Tauron in Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s (MR/202).

[LT1A/Tavari.075, MR/202.2601, MRI/Tauron.001, PM/358.1608, PMI/Tauron.001, S/029.1807, SA/taur.007, SI/Tauron.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by



name. Lord of Forests, (lit.) Of Trees

A title of Oromë as the Lord of Forests (S/29). The name is genitive plural of alda “tree”, so its literal meaning is “Of Trees”.
Conceptual Development: The name was well established in Tolkien’s lengendarium, appearing as ᴱQ. Aldaron “King of Forests” in the earliest Lost Tales (LT1/66) and in later stories as ᴹQ. Aldaron “Lord of Forests” (SM/79, LR/206), always having the same basic meaning and form. This name appeared in the published version of The Silmarillion, but according to Christopher Tolkien, his father deleted this name from the final version of the “Valaquenta”, leaving only S. Tauron (MR/202, notes §8).

[MRI/Aldaron.001, S/029.1802, SA/alda.005, SI/Aldaron.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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