17 May 2012

365 Days of Middle-earth ~ Day 321: Ithildin

Ithildin (S. ‘Star-moon’) was a metal developed by the Elven-smiths of Eregion during the Second Age, made from mithril obtained from the Dwarves of Moria. The metal found perfect use as fine embellishments and hidden markings, as it was only visible when illuminated by the moon or stars (and only then after certain words of lore had been spoken to unlock it). The Doors of Durin were inlaid with Ithildin-traced designs.  

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