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Ilmarë

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

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.

In The Book of Lost Tales Part One 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.

Her name may come from the Quenya word for "Starlight".