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Borgil was a red Star in the constellation of Menelvagor.


Borgil rose before midnight in late September. The Hobbits observed it "glowing like a jewel of fire" in the midnight sky as they camped in the Woody End with Gildor and his company.[1]

Borgil may have been the modern Betelgeuse or Aldebaran.[2]


Borgil was a Sindarin word that meant 'Steadfast star'.[2]

Stars in the Heavens

Alcarinquë | Borgil | Carnil | Elemmírë | Helluin | Luinil | Lumbar | Morwinyon | Néner | Star of Eärendil | Tintallë


  1. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book One, Chapter III: "Three is Company"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Complete Guide to Middle-earth

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