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Amanyar

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Amanyar ("Those of Aman" in Quenya) was another name for the Elves of the Light, those who dwelt in Valinor.[1] They included the Vanyar, Ñoldor, and those Teleri who passed over Belegaer.[2]

The Vanyar dwelt with the Valar in their Valmar, the Noldor in Tirion (as well as various fortresses and mines in the encircling Pelóri mountains), and the Teleri in Alqualondë. After the Third Age, those Noldor who had remained in exile in Middle-earth returned, followed by many of the Sindar and Silvan Elves. The Vanyar and Teleri never departed from Valinor save during the War of Wrath.

One Elf of the Light who was not of the Amanyar was King Thingol.[3]

Elves
(Quendi · People of the Stars · Firstborn · Elder Kindred)
Three Kindreds:
(Eldar · Eldalië · Edhil)
 Vanyar (Fair-elves · Minyar) · Noldor (Deep-elves · Tatyar) · Teleri (Lindar · Nelyar)
Calaquendi:
(High-elves · Amanyar)
 Vanyar · Noldor · Falmari
Úmanyar:  Sindar (Grey-elves · Eglath) · Nandor (Green-elves · Silvan Elves)
 Moriquendi:  Úmanyar · Avari (Dark Elves · The Unwilling)
See Also:  Awakening of the Elves · Sundering of the Elves · Great Journey

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names", entry Úmanyar
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Thingol and Melian"