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'''Eönwë''' 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''' 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.
  
 
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]].
 
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]].
  
When [[Morgoth]] the Black Foe 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 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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==Other versions of the Legendarium==
 
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In earlier conceptions of the legendarium, Eönwë, then called '''Fionwë''', 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.
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.
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Revision as of 14:36, 29 May 2008

Eönwë by Thomas Rouillard

Eönwë 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.

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.

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.

Other versions of the Legendarium

In earlier conceptions of the legendarium, Eönwë, then called Fionwë, was envisioned as the son of Manwë, but as the concept of the Children of the Valar disappeared in the published Silmarillion; he was turned into Manwë's herald instead.


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Eönwë · Ilmarë · Ossë · Uinen · Salmar · Sauron · Melian · Arien · Tilion · Gothmog
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