July—another month gone by, and with that comes a new Elvish Lesson. So in the High-elven tongue, the seventh month of the year was named Cermië (Cerveth being its Sindarin equivalent). As to the meaning of that name, there are actually surprisingly few references. However, in my research I did discover that one of the meanings of the Quenya root ‘cerm’ is ‘to give’. By this, I’m assuming that Cermië was the month of harvest or plenty (though don’t take my word for it).
As for the above picture, July always reminds me of Lothlórien somehow.
When the Fellowship are staying in Lothlorien, I always picture everything being taken care of by magic. Beds are changed with magic, they clothes are magically cleaned, food appears, etc. But when they’re in Rivendell, I just figure Elrond has a few spare Noldor hanging around who wash their beds and do laundry.
Lórien is the fairest realm of the Elves remaining in Middle-earth during the Third Age.
Other Names: The Golden Wood, Valley of Singing Gold,
Lothlórien, Laurelindórinan, Lórinand (Valley of Gold), Dwimordene (by
the Rohirrim: ‘Vale of Illusion’). In Unfinished Tales a footnote to The History of Galadriel
and Celeborn states “It may be noted that Treebeard interpreted
Lothlórien as ‘Dream-flower.”