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'''Eönwë''' ([[Quenya|Q]], pron. {{IPA|[eˈonwe]}}) was the banner-bearer and the herald of [[Manwë]], and Chief of the [[Maiar]] along with [[Ilmarë]]. Eönwë was referred to as the "greatest of arms in Arda", meaning that he was the best with weapons, though not necessarily the most powerful.
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'''Eönwë''' ([[Quenya|Q]], pron. {{IPA|[eˈonwe]}}) was the banner-bearer and the herald of [[Manwë]], and Chief of the [[Maiar]] along with [[Ilmarë]]. Eönwë was referred to as the "greatest of arms in Arda", meaning that he was the best with weapons, though not necessarily the most powerful.<ref>{{S|IIc}}</ref>
  
When the appeal of [[Eärendil]] reached the shores of [[Aman]], it was Eönwë who first greeted him. When [[Manwë]] decided to heed the appeal, Eönwë was sent to Middle-Earth to fight the [[War of Wrath]], leading the [[Vanyar]].
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When [[Eärendil]] reached the shores of [[Aman]], it was Eönwë who first greeted him and summoned him to come before the Powers of [[Arda]]. When [[Manwë]] decided to heed the appeal, Eönwë was sent to Middle-earth to fight the [[War of Wrath]], leading the [[Vanyar]].<ref name="Earendil">{{S|Earendil}}</ref>
  
When [[Morgoth]] was defeated, Eönwë took the two remaining [[Silmarils]] and held them for safekeeping. But at last the two remaining [[Sons of Fëanor]] took them and fled, yet Eönwë did not let them be slain.
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When [[Morgoth]] was defeated Eönwë played a key role in the aftermath.  First, he took the two remaining [[Silmarils]] and held them for safekeeping. But when the two remaining [[Sons of Fëanor]] stole them and fled, Eönwë did not allow them to be slain.<ref name="Earendil"/>  Second, Eönwë came among the three faithful houses of [[Men]] and taught them many things.<ref>{{S|Akallabeth}}</ref>  Third, [[Sauron]] did obeisance to Eönwë and abjured all of his evil deeds.  But because Eönwë had not the power to pardon Sauron, he commanded him to to return to [[Aman]] to receive Manwë's judgement.  Unwilling to receive humiliation and sentencing, when Eönwë left Sauron hid in [[Middle-earth]] and fell back into evil.<ref>{{S|Rings}}</ref>
  
==Other versions of the Legendarium==
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==Other versions of the legendarium==
In earlier conceptions of the legendarium, Eönwë, then called '''Fionwë''' ({{IPA|[fiˈonwe]}}), was envisioned as the son of Manwë, but as the concept of the Children of the [[Valar]] disappeared in the published ''[[The Silmarillion|Silmarillion]]''; he was turned into Manwë's herald instead.
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In earlier conceptions of the legendarium (see: ''The History of Middle-earth''), Eönwë, then called Fiönwë, was envisioned as the son of Manwë, but as the concept of the Children of the Valar disappeared from the Silmarillion tradition he was turned into Manwë's herald instead. In some versions Eönwë is the one who will kill Morgoth for his love for Arien (previously named Urwendi), instead of Turin. This is said at the end of The Hiding of Valinor.
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==See also==
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*[[Nornorë]]
  
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Eönwë
Maia
Biographical Information
Other namesHerald of Manwë, Chief of the Maiar
DeathImmortal
Physical Description
GenderMale

Eönwë (Q, pron. [eˈonwe]) was the banner-bearer and the herald of Manwë, and Chief of the Maiar along with Ilmarë. Eönwë was referred to as the "greatest of arms in Arda", meaning that he was the best with weapons, though not necessarily the most powerful.[1]

When Eärendil reached the shores of Aman, it was Eönwë who first greeted him and summoned him to come before the Powers of Arda. When Manwë decided to heed the appeal, Eönwë was sent to Middle-earth to fight the War of Wrath, leading the Vanyar.[2]

When Morgoth was defeated Eönwë played a key role in the aftermath. First, he took the two remaining Silmarils and held them for safekeeping. But when the two remaining Sons of Fëanor stole them and fled, Eönwë did not allow them to be slain.[2] Second, Eönwë came among the three faithful houses of Men and taught them many things.[3] Third, Sauron did obeisance to Eönwë and abjured all of his evil deeds. But because Eönwë had not the power to pardon Sauron, he commanded him to to return to Aman to receive Manwë's judgement. Unwilling to receive humiliation and sentencing, when Eönwë left Sauron hid in Middle-earth and fell back into evil.[4]

Other versions of the legendarium

In earlier conceptions of the legendarium (see: The History of Middle-earth), Eönwë, then called Fiönwë, was envisioned as the son of Manwë, but as the concept of the Children of the Valar disappeared from the Silmarillion tradition he was turned into Manwë's herald instead. In some versions Eönwë is the one who will kill Morgoth for his love for Arien (previously named Urwendi), instead of Turin. This is said at the end of The Hiding of Valinor.

See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Valaquenta: Of the Maiar"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Akallabêth: The Downfall of Númenor"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age"


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