I've looked through the History of Middle-earth, and have found no references that link Salmar to Aule at any point. As far as I can tell, Professor Tolkien always envisioned him either a servant/friend of Ulmo, or as an independent Vala, a musician associated with his twin brother Omar/Amillo. If anyone has any canon material linking Salmar to Aule, would they please cite it (either here, or in the article, or both)? —Unsigned comment by Corsair Caruso (talk • contribs).
- I think it might be a misreading of p. 16 (in my edition) of TBOLT1. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 16:27, 30 September 2013 (UTC)
- I don't have a copy of BoLT1 on me, but I can get ahold of it soon. Should I get back to you on my own reading of it, and we come to a consensus, or do you think it merits removal now? Corsair Caruso 01:14, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
- It merits removal now. Also, on p. 66 it says: "Thereafter came Ulmo amd Aulë, and with Ulmo were none, save Salmar only who was after known as Noldorin". So, quite clearly there appears to be no source for the statement that Salmar "was envisioned as a Vala in the service of Aulë" (as this article said before).--Morgan 11:14, 1 October 2013 (UTC)