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Nielíqui

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Nielíqui
Vala
Biographical Information
Other namesNieliq(u)i
Nielikki
LocationWoods of Oromë[1]
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Nielíqui was a Vala maiden only appearing in the earliest version of the legendarium. She was the daughter of Oromë and Vána.[2][3] She also enjoyed dancing through her father's woods and Ómar would sometimes accompany her by singing along.[4]

[edit] Etymology

Nielikki was perhaps intended to be a "pet-name form" of Nieliqi.[5]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Coming of the Valar and the Building of Valinor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays, "A Secret Vice", p. 220 (note 9)
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, Index, p. 288
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Coming of the Valar and the Building of Valinor"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Early Elvish Poetry and Pre-Fëanorian Alphabets", in Parma Eldalamberon XVI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, Carl F. Hostetter and Bill Welden), p. 90