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Valacirca was one of the constellations of stars set in the heavens of Arda by Varda.


Valacirca was created by Varda just before the Awakening of the Elves and as with Wilwarin, Soronúmë, Anarrima, and Menelmacar, she set them in the heavens as signs to come. Valacirca was meant to be a warning to Melkor of his eventual downfall.[1]


Valacirca was a Quenya word that meant 'Sickle of the Valar'.[1]

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It was also known as the Seven Stars, the Sickle and the Wain (by the Hobbits). Today it is comparable to a section of Ursa Major, known as the Big Dipper. Note: this was likely not Durin's Crow (also seven stars) which was likely the Northern Crown (Corona Borealis).[2]



  1. 1.0 1.1 The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion, "Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor"
  2. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth

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