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Imin

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Imin
Elf
Alystraea - The First Elves - Cuivienyarna.jpg
"The First Elves - Cuivienyarna" (from left to right: Enel, Enelyë, Tatië, Tata, Imin, Iminyë) by Alystraea
Biographical Information
PositionLeader of the Minyar
LocationCuiviénen
AffiliationMinyar
LanguageProto-Quendian
BirthY.T. 1050
Cuiviénen
Notable forbeing the first of the Elf-fathers to awake; leader of the Minyar
Family
ParentageNone; one of the Firstborn
SpouseIminyë
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Imin

Imin (Q, pron. [ˈimin]) was the first Elf who awoke at Cuiviénen and one of the three Elf-fathers. His spouse was Iminyë.

Imin wandered with the two other Fathers Tata and Enel until they found a group of 12 sleeping Elves which he took with him. The Clan was named after him Minyar, the "Firsts".

In the Cuivienyarna, Imin is portrayed as arrogant, due to his being the first Elf to awake. In the process he is seen to be seeking more Elven followers for his clan, and lastly being left with the fewest.

Thereafter, he refused to take the other Elves that they found, hoping to find some group larger than the ones claimed by the other Fathers. However, despite his expectations they found none other and his clan remained with only 14 members.

The clan was later named Vanyar.[1]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IMIN
 
Iminyë
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ilion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
father
 
unknown
mother
 
Ingwë
b. Y.T.
 
Ilwen
b. Y.T.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Míriel
d. Y.T. 1170
 
Finwë
d. Y.T. 1495
 
Indis
b. Y.T.
 
 
Ingwion
b. Y.T.
 
 
 
unknown
children
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fëanor
Y.T. 1169 - 1497
 
Findis
b. Y.T.
 
Fingolfin
Y.T. 1190 - F.A. 456
 
Írimë
b. Y.T.
 
Finarfin
b. Y.T. 1230

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar", pp. 380-1