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Vána

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Vána
Vala
Elena Kukanova - The Ever Young.jpg
"The Ever Young" by Elena Kukanova
Biographical Information
Other namesthe Ever-young
LocationValinor
AffiliationMelian, Arien
Family
SiblingsYavanna
SpouseOromë
Physical Description
GenderFemale
GalleryImages of Vána

Vána (Q: "Beauty", pron. [ˈvaːna]) or Wána (Vanyarin, [ˈwaːna]) was the name of a Valië also called the Ever-young.

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Vána was the younger sister of the Valie Yavanna and the spouse of the Vala Oromë. "All flowers spring as she passes and open if she glances upon them; and all birds sing at her coming."[1] Vána was responsible for the preserving of youth made for all life in Arda.

History

She dwelt in gardens filled with golden flowers and often came to the forests of Oromë.

Before her departure to Middle-earth, the Maia Melian served Vána and Estë, tending the flowering trees in the gardens of Irmo.[2] Another Maia, Arien, tended the golden flowers of the garden of Vána before she was chosen as the guide of the vessel of the Sun.[3]

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aulë
 
Yavanna
 
VÁNA
 
Oromë
 
Nessa
 
Tulkas
 
 
 
 


Other versions of the legendarium

In the earliest form of the mythology, Vána and Oromë had the daughter Nielíqui.[4]

See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Valaquenta: Of the Valar"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Valaquenta: Of the Maiar"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, Index, p. 288