‘It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered, full of darkness and danger they were. Sometimes you didn’t want to know the end, because how could the end be happy. How could the world go back to the way it was when there’s so much bad that had happened? But in the end it’s only a passing thing, this shadow; even darkness must pass.’
Simbelmynë, a white flower that grows in Rohan primarily on the grave mounds of the Kings of Rohan, and most thickly on the burial mound of Helm Hammerhand. The flower is also called evermind, uilos (‘snow white’), and alfirin ('immortal’) because it blooms all year long. This flower was also found growing in the grass at Gondolin and at the tomb of Elendil.