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An almost unknown [[Maia]] of the people of [[Varda]]. She has the distinction of being the first of the Maiar named in the [[Valaquenta]], where she is described in passing as the handmaid of [[Varda]]. Other sources describe her as being one of the most powerful of the Maiar, together with [[Manwë]]'s herald [[Eönwë]].
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'''Ilmarë''' ([[Quenya|Q]], pron. {{IPA|[ˈilmare]}}) was a [[Maiar|Maia]] and the handmaiden to [[Varda]]. She is only mentioned briefly in the ''[[Valaquenta]]'', where she is described as one of the chiefs of the Maiar.<ref>{{S|II}}</ref>
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==Other versions of the legendarium==
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In ''[[The Book of Lost Tales Part One]]'' Ilmarë (then called '''Erinti''') is implied to be the daughter of [[Manwë]] and Varda.
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==Etymology==
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Her name may be related to one of the [[Quenya]] words for "Starlight".<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, entry [[GIL]]</ref> Christopher Tolkien has noted that ''Ilmarë'' is related to such words as ''[[Ilmen]]'' and ''[[Ilmarin]]''.<ref>{{S|Elements}}, entry ''ilm-''</ref>
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Revision as of 17:24, 22 March 2013

Natalia Nikitin - Ilmare.jpg
Ilmarë
Maia
Biographical Information
Other namesOne of the Chiefs of the Maiar, Handmaiden to Varda
DeathImmortal
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Ilmarë (Q, pron. [ˈilmare]) was a Maia and the handmaiden to Varda. She is only mentioned briefly in the Valaquenta, where she is described as one of the chiefs of the Maiar.[1]

Other versions of the legendarium

In The Book of Lost Tales Part One Ilmarë (then called Erinti) is implied to be the daughter of Manwë and Varda.

Etymology

Her name may be related to one of the Quenya words for "Starlight".[2] Christopher Tolkien has noted that Ilmarë is related to such words as Ilmen and Ilmarin.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Valaquenta: Account of the Valar and Maiar According to the Lore of the Eldar"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", entry GIL
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entry ilm-


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