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Helluin was the name of a blue star in the heavens of Arda.


Helluin was made by Varda in preparation for the Awakening of the Elves from the silver dews of Telperion stored in the Wells of Varda.[1] It shown very bright in the sky above Arda. In the days of Fëanor in Valinor, the first gems that he made under starlight were observed to be brighter then even Helluin. It was the equivalent of the star Sirius.[2]


Helluin and its name means 'Ice-blue' in Elvish.[3]

Stars in the Heavens

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


  1. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter III: "Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor"
  2. The Silmarillion, Index of Names
  3. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth

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