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==History==
 
==History==
After the destruction of the [[Two Trees]], Arien, a [[Maia]] was chosen by the [[Valar]] to guide a vessel made by [[Aulë]] which held the last fruit of [[Laurelin]] above the airs of Arda. This vessel was of course the Sun. In the days of the [[Two Trees]] Arien had tended [[Laurelin]] and was a spirit of fire, not unlike Balrogs before their downfall to shadow thanks to [[Melkor]]. She was therefore able to stand the heats of the Sun. It is said that she was mightier than [[Tilion]], the Maia chosen to guide the [[Moon]], who loved her and followed her through the night sky sometimes catching up to her and becoming burned and blackend by her heat.
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After the destruction of the [[Two Trees]], Arien, a [[Maia]] was chosen by the [[Valar]] to guide a vessel made by [[Aulë]] which held the last fruit of [[Laurelin]] above the airs of Arda. This vessel was of course the Sun. In the days of the [[Two Trees]] Arien had tended [[Laurelin]] and was a spirit of fire, not unlike Balrogs before their downfall to shadow thanks to [[Morgoth|Melkor]]. She was therefore able to stand the heats of the Sun. It is said that she was mightier than [[Tilion]], the Maia chosen to guide the [[Moon]], who loved her and followed her through the night sky sometimes catching up to her and becoming burned and blackend by her heat.
  
 
== Other Versions of the Legendarium ==
 
== Other Versions of the Legendarium ==
 
In other writings, [[Morgoth]] wanted to claim Arien as a wife, and ravished her, upon which she abandoned her body and "died", leaving the Sun to travel through the skies uncontrollably and burning parts of [[Arda]] the world. As well, it is stated in other abandoned writings that she was a Maia of [[Varda]]. It is not clear if it was Tolkien's intent to keep these elements in ''The Silmarillion'' tradition, had he lived long enough to publish it.
 
In other writings, [[Morgoth]] wanted to claim Arien as a wife, and ravished her, upon which she abandoned her body and "died", leaving the Sun to travel through the skies uncontrollably and burning parts of [[Arda]] the world. As well, it is stated in other abandoned writings that she was a Maia of [[Varda]]. It is not clear if it was Tolkien's intent to keep these elements in ''The Silmarillion'' tradition, had he lived long enough to publish it.
  
== Etymology ==
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==Etymology==
 
Arien means "Maiden of Sunlight" in [[Quenya]], from ''[[Áre|árë]]'' "sunlight" and ''-[[ien]]'' feminine suffix.
 
Arien means "Maiden of Sunlight" in [[Quenya]], from ''[[Áre|árë]]'' "sunlight" and ''-[[ien]]'' feminine suffix.
  
Since Arien is connected to the "daisy" (corruption of ''day's eye''), it is possible that the name comes from ''árë'' + ''[[hen]]'' "eye"
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Since Arien is connected to the "daisy" (corruption of ''day's eye''), it is possible that the name comes from ''árë'' + ''[[hen]]'' "eye".{{fact}}
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"Too bright were the eyes of Arien for even the Eldar to look on, and leaving Valinor she forsook the form and raiment which like the Valar she had worn there, and she was as a naked flame, terrible in the fullness of her splendor."
― "Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor"

Arien (Q, pron. [ˈari.en], stem Ariend-) was a Maia who guided the Sun.

History

After the destruction of the Two Trees, Arien, a Maia was chosen by the Valar to guide a vessel made by Aulë which held the last fruit of Laurelin above the airs of Arda. This vessel was of course the Sun. In the days of the Two Trees Arien had tended Laurelin and was a spirit of fire, not unlike Balrogs before their downfall to shadow thanks to Melkor. She was therefore able to stand the heats of the Sun. It is said that she was mightier than Tilion, the Maia chosen to guide the Moon, who loved her and followed her through the night sky sometimes catching up to her and becoming burned and blackend by her heat.

Other Versions of the Legendarium

In other writings, Morgoth wanted to claim Arien as a wife, and ravished her, upon which she abandoned her body and "died", leaving the Sun to travel through the skies uncontrollably and burning parts of Arda the world. As well, it is stated in other abandoned writings that she was a Maia of Varda. It is not clear if it was Tolkien's intent to keep these elements in The Silmarillion tradition, had he lived long enough to publish it.

Etymology

Arien means "Maiden of Sunlight" in Quenya, from árë "sunlight" and -ien feminine suffix.

Since Arien is connected to the "daisy" (corruption of day's eye), it is possible that the name comes from árë + hen "eye".[source?]


Ainur
Valar
Lords:  Manwë · Ulmo · Aulë · Oromë · Mandos · Irmo · Tulkas
Queens:  Varda · Yavanna · Nienna · Estë · Vairë · Vána · Nessa
Former:  Melkor
Associated Maiar
Manwë Eönwë · Olórin Varda Ilmarë · Olórin · Arien
Ulmo Ossë · Uinen · Salmar Yavanna Aiwendil
Aulë Mairon · Curumo Estë Melian
Oromë Tilion · Alatar · Pallando Vána
Other Maiar
Balrogs Gothmog · Durin's Bane · Lungorthin
Wizards Saruman · Gandalf · Radagast · Blue Wizards (Rómestámo · Morinehtar)
Topics
Music · Valarin · Almaren · Valinor · Valmar · Second Music


Middle-earth Cosmology
 Constellations  Anarríma · Durin's Crown · Menelmacar · Remmirath · Soronúmë · Telumendil · Valacirca · Wilwarin
Stars  Alcarinquë · Borgil · Carnil · Elemmírë · Helluin · Luinil · Lumbar · Morwinyon · Nénar · Star of Eärendil · Til 
The Airs  Aiwenórë · Fanyamar · Ilmen · Menel · Vaiya · Veil of Arda · Vista
Narsilion  Arien · Moon (Isil, Ithil, Rána) · Sun (Anar, Anor, Vása) · Tilion
See Also  Abyss · Arda · Circles of the World · · Timeless Halls · Two Lamps · Two Trees · Void