Athelas

 

When the black breath blows

and death's shadow grows

and all lights pass,

come athelas! come athelas!

Life to the dying

In the king's hand lying!

 

~Healer's rhyme in Gondor (The Return of the King - Book 5, Ch. 8 "The Houses of Healing")

 

 

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Last updated: July 11, 2001