S. Meneldor m. “*Lord of the Heavens”

S. Meneldor, m. “*Lord of the Heavens”

One of the great eagles (LotR/950), his name appears to be a combination of menel “the heavens” and -dor “lord” (RC/625).

Conceptual Development: His name was already N. Meneldor when it first appeared in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (SD/45).

Reference ✧ LotRI/Meneldor


menel “the heavens, firmament, region of the stars”
-dor “*king, lord”

N. Meneldor m. “*Lord of the Heavens”

See S. Meneldor for discussion.

References ✧ SD/45; SDI1/Meneldor


#menel “*the heavens”
-dor “*king, lord”