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Nessa

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Nessa
Vala
Biographical Information
TitlesThe Dancer
LocationValinor
Family
SiblingsOromë
SpouseTulkas
Physical Description
GenderFemale
GalleryImages of Nessa

Nessa was a Valië. She was the wife of Tulkas and sister of Oromë.

Nessa was noted for her speed, fast like an arrow, able to outrun the deer who follow her in the wild, and also for her dancing ability, as she danced on the ever-green lawns of Valimar.[1] She wed Tulkas upon the Isle of Almaren[2] in the Year of the Lamps 3400.[3]

In the "due order" in which the queens of the Valar were named, Nessa was named last.[1]

Contents

[edit] Etymology

Nessa ([ˈnesːa]) is a Quenya name meaning "young".[4][5]

[edit] Early Etymology

Her names were Helinyetille meaning "Eyes of Heartsease", from helin ("violet, pansy"), and Melesta, from mele ("to love").[6]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aulë
 
Yavanna
 
Vána
 
Oromë
 
NESSA
 
Tulkas
 
 
 
 


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Valaquenta: Of the Valar"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Beginning of Days"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Two. The Annals of Aman: First section of the Annals of Aman", 3400
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", pp. 376-7
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Early Qenya and The Valmaric Script", in Parma Eldalamberon XIV (edited by Carl F. Hostetter, Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, and Bill Welden), p. 14
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, Appendix: Names in the Lost Tales – Part One