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Simbelmynë, also called Evermind and initially named Alfirin, was a white flower of Arda, known for its significance in Rohan.


Upon Tuor's arrival in Gondolin, he found these flowers and named them uilos.[1] These flowers also grew on Elendil's tomb on Amon Anwar, and were there called alfirin.[2] Later, in the Third Age, simbelmynë, as the Rohirrim called it, grew notably on the graves of the Kings of Rohan outside Edoras, and most abundantly on the burial mound of Helm Hammerhand.[3]

The Elf Legolas used the same term alfirin (and mallos) to refer to an apparently different type of flower, described as "golden bells", found in Lebennin in Gondor.

Etymology and inspiration[]

Simbelmynë is an Old English term which means "ever-mind", and was the term used commonly in Rohan. The Elves called the same flower uilos ("snow white") and alfirin ("not mortal"[4]).

This flower was inspired by wood anemone (Anemone nemorosa), a European flower of the buttercup family. J.R.R. Tolkien stated this in Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings.[5]

In adaptations[]

In Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Théoden holds one of these flowers in front of his son Théodred's tomb, when he is there with Gandalf after the burial procession. Simbelmynë is shown covering all the surrounding mounds under which Théoden's forebears had been buried.


Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ጺምበልምይነ
Arabic صيمبيلميني
Armenian Սիմբելմյնե
Belarusian Cyrillic Сімбелмынe
Bengali সিম্বলিম্যানে
Bulgarian Cyrillic Симбелмыне
Chinese (Hong Kong) 永誌花
Chinese (Mainland) 辛贝穆奈
Georgian სიმბელმინე
Greek Σιμβελμυνε
Gujarati સિમ્બેલ્મીની
Hebrew סימבלמינה
Hindi षिम्बेल्म्य्ने
Kannada ಸಿಂಬೆಲ್ಮಿನಾ
Kazakh Сімбелмйне (Cyrillic) Simbelmyne (Latin)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Симбэлмйнэ
Laotian ສິມບເລມຢນເ
Macedonian Cyrillic Симбелмyне
Marathi सिम्बलमेनी
Mongolian Cyrillic Симбэлмынё
Nepalese सिम्बलमेनी
Persian صیمبهلمینه
Punjabi ਸਿਮਬਲੇਮਨੀ
Russian Симбельминэ
Sanskrit षिम्बेल्म्य्ने
Sinhalese සිම්බල්මිනි
Tajik Cyrillic Симбелмyне
Tamil சிம்பெலாமினே
Telugu సింబల్మినే
Ukrainian Cyrillic Сімбельмине
Urdu صیمبےلمینے
Yiddish סימבעלמינע


  1. Unfinished Tales, Part One: The First Age, "Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin"
  2. Unfinished Tales, Part Three: The Third Age, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan"
  3. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl"
  4. Parma Eldalamberon XVII, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", pgs. 100 & 101
  5. The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, pg. 780