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Eärendil battles Ancalagon in Vingilot.

Vingilot (Quenya; IPA: [ˈviŋɡilot]), or Vingilótë or Wingilótë [wiŋɡiˈloːte]), was the ship in which Eärendil and Elwing sailed to Aman in order to seek pardon and assistance from the Valar.

History

Guided by the light of a Silmaril, Eärendil navigated Vingilot through the Shadowy Seas to the Blessed Realm of Aman; he was the first Mortal to do so. He was not allowed, however, to return to Middle-earth, except to join the host of the Valar in the final War of Wrath against Morgoth. With Vingilot, Eärendil slew Ancalagon the Black, the greatest dragon that ever lived.

After the War of Wrath, Eärendil, with the Silmaril upon his brow, sailed Vingilot into the sky where the jewel shines forever as a morning star (the equivalent to Venus).[1]

The ship was referred to as Wingilótë during much of the First Age, but most instances of Quenya W became V after the First Age ended, yielding Vingilótë. The name was finally abbreviated to Vingilot.

Etymology

Vingilot was a Quenya word for "Foam-flower".[2]

Real world

Late Show host Stephen Colbert named his Tesla Model S "Vingilot".[3]

Translations

Foreign Language Translated name
Bulgarian Cyrillic Вингилот
Chinese (Hong Kong) 威基洛特
Danish Vingilot (Skumblomsten)
Georgian ვინგილოტე
Hebrew וינגילוט
Japanese ヴィンギロト
Persian ویگیلوءتهٔ
Russian Вингилотэ
Serbian Вингилот (Cyrillic) Vingilot (Latin)
Thai วิงกิล็อท

References

  1. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXIV: "Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"
  2. The Silmarillion, Index
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9O05htLHWuE
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