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Ilmarë

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Ilmarë
Maia
Biographical Information
PositionOne of the Chiefs of the Maiar
Handmaiden to Varda
AffiliationVarda
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Ilmarë (Q, pron. [ˈilmare]) was a Maia and the handmaiden to Varda. She is only mentioned briefly in the Valaquenta, where she is described as one of the chiefs of the Maiar.[1]

[edit] Other versions of the legendarium

In The Book of Lost Tales Part One Ilmarë (then called Erinti) is implied to be the daughter of Manwë and Varda.

[edit] Etymology

Her name may be related to one of the Quenya words for "Starlight".[2] Christopher Tolkien has noted that Ilmarë is related to such words as Ilmen and Ilmarin.[3]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Valaquenta: Account of the Valar and Maiar According to the Lore of the Eldar"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", entry GIL
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entry ilm-


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