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'''Ilmarin''' referred to the mansions of [[Manwë]] and [[Varda]].<ref name=SI/><ref name=UI/>
  
'''Ilmarin''' were the mansions of the [[Elder King]], [[Manwë]], and his spouse [[Varda|Varda Elentári]], on the peak of [[Taniquetil]]. Ilmarin is translated as 'mansion of the high airs', an appropriate name for a dwelling-place built on the tallest peak of all the mountains in the world. The birds, servants and allies of [[Manwë]], were said to travel to and from Ilmarin bringing news from the outer world.<ref>{{HM|S}}</ref>
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==Description==
  
Though the name Ilmarin properly refers to the dwellings of Manwë and Varda, it seems at times to be used as a poetic name for Taniquetil itself: for example, when [[Galadriel]] sings of the "strand of Ilmarin" (a "strand" is a shoreline, so she cannot mean this literally) she seems to be describing the seaward lands beneath the mountain on which Ilmarin stood).<ref>{{FR|II8}}</ref>
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The [[Wikipedia:Dome|domed]] halls<ref>{{RGEO|Notes}}, p. 69</ref> of Manwë and Varda were situated on the summit of [[Taniquetil]], the highest peak of the world, from where they "''could look out across the Earth even into the [[East]]''". Manwë here set his throne, and [[Spirits (creatures)|spirits]] shaped like [[hawks]] and [[eagles]] constantly came with news of events in [[Arda]].<ref>{{S|II}}</ref><ref>{{S|1}}</ref>
  
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During the [[high feast]] before the [[Darkening of Valinor]], the [[Maiar]], [[Vanyar]], and [[Noldor]] sang before Manwë and Varda in their halls.<ref>{{S|8}}</ref>
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''Ilmarin'' is [[Quenya]]<ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 20</ref> for "mansion of the high airs".<ref name=SI>{{S|Index}}</ref><ref name=UI>{{HM|UI}}, p. 217</ref> [[Christopher Tolkien]] has noted that ''Ilmarin'' is related to such words as ''[[Ilmarë]]'' and ''[[Ilmen]]''.<ref>{{S|Elements}}, entry ''ilm-''</ref>
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In the poem [[Namárië]], the dwelling of Manwë and Varda is given the [[Quenya]] name '''''oromardi''''' "lofty halls".<ref name=Farewell>{{FR|Farewell}}</ref><ref name=PE16>{{PE|16}}, p. 97</ref>
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In [[I sang of leaves, of leaves of gold|one poem]], the name ''Ilmarin'' is used for [[Valinor]], and in the [[Song of Eärendil]] the name "Hill of Ilmarin" refers to [[Oiolossë]].<ref name=Farewell/><ref name=UI/>
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Ilmarin
Physical Description
TypeMansions
Locationatop Taniquetil
RealmsValinor
InhabitantsManwë and Varda
General Information
Other namesHalls of Manwë and Varda
EventsHigh feast

Ilmarin referred to the mansions of Manwë and Varda.[1][2]

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[edit] Description

The domed halls[3] of Manwë and Varda were situated on the summit of Taniquetil, the highest peak of the world, from where they "could look out across the Earth even into the East". Manwë here set his throne, and spirits shaped like hawks and eagles constantly came with news of events in Arda.[4][5]

During the high feast before the Darkening of Valinor, the Maiar, Vanyar, and Noldor sang before Manwë and Varda in their halls.[6]

[edit] Etymology

Ilmarin
Ilmarin
Tengwar, Quenya mode

Ilmarin is Quenya[7] for "mansion of the high airs".[1][2] Christopher Tolkien has noted that Ilmarin is related to such words as Ilmarë and Ilmen.[8]

In the poem Namárië, the dwelling of Manwë and Varda is given the Quenya name oromardi "lofty halls".[9][10]

[edit] Other uses

In one poem, the name Ilmarin is used for Valinor, and in the Song of Eärendil the name "Hill of Ilmarin" refers to Oiolossë.[9][2]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Unfinished index for The Lord of the Rings", in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 217
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Notes and Translations", in The Road Goes Ever On (J.R.R. Tolkien, Donald Swann), p. 69
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Valaquenta: Account of the Valar and Maiar According to the Lore of the Eldar"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Beginning of Days"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Darkening of Valinor"
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 20
  8. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entry ilm-
  9. 9.0 9.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Farewell to Lórien"
  10. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Early Elvish Poetry and Pre-Fëanorian Alphabets", in Parma Eldalamberon XVI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, Carl F. Hostetter and Bill Welden), p. 97
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