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Ilmarë

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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''''s name may come from the Elvish word for "starlight".
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She was chief among the [[Maiar]] 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.
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In the [[Book of Lost Tales]] it is implied that she was supposed to be the daughter of [[Manwë]] and Varda, but [[Tolkien]] appears to have changed this in [[The Silmarillion]] and most readers accept that she was simply created by [[Ilúvatar]] like the [[Valar]].

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Ilmarë's name may come from the Elvish word for "starlight".

She was chief among the Maiar 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. In the Book of Lost Tales it is implied that she was supposed to be the daughter of Manwë and Varda, but Tolkien appears to have changed this in The Silmarillion and most readers accept that she was simply created by Ilúvatar like the Valar.