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'''Irmo''' ([[Quenya]], pronounced {{IPA|[ˈirmo]}}) was the true name of the [[Valar|Vala]] who was usually named '''Lórien''' ({{IPA|[ˈloːri.en]}}), which is rightly the place of his dwelling.  He was the husband of [[Estë]] and the brother of [[Námo]] (more commonly known as ''Mandos'') and [[Nienna]].  
 
'''Irmo''' ([[Quenya]], pronounced {{IPA|[ˈirmo]}}) was the true name of the [[Valar|Vala]] who was usually named '''Lórien''' ({{IPA|[ˈloːri.en]}}), which is rightly the place of his dwelling.  He was the husband of [[Estë]] and the brother of [[Námo]] (more commonly known as ''Mandos'') and [[Nienna]].  
  
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''Irmo'' means ''Desirer'' or ''Master of Desire''. His common name ''Lórien'' (in [[Quenya]]) means ''Land of Dreams'', so he is also given the title ''Master of Dreams''. His Sindarin name is '''Lúrin''' ({{IPA|[ˈluːrin]}}).  
 
''Irmo'' means ''Desirer'' or ''Master of Desire''. His common name ''Lórien'' (in [[Quenya]]) means ''Land of Dreams'', so he is also given the title ''Master of Dreams''. His Sindarin name is '''Lúrin''' ({{IPA|[ˈluːrin]}}).  
  
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Irmo
Vala
Biographical Information
Other namesLórien, Lúrin
Family
SiblingsNámo and Nienna.
SpouseEstë.
Physical Description
GenderMale.

Irmo (Quenya, pronounced [ˈirmo]) was the true name of the Vala who was usually named Lórien ([ˈloːri.en]), which is rightly the place of his dwelling. He was the husband of Estë and the brother of Námo (more commonly known as Mandos) and Nienna.

Life

Irmo and Námo were the Fëanturi, masters of spirits. Irmo, the younger, was the master of visions and dreams. His gardens in the land of the Valar at Lórien, where he dwelled with Estë the Gentle, where the fairest place in the world and were filled with many spirits. All those who dwelled in Valinor found rest and refreshment at the fountain of Irmo and Estë.

When the Sun and Moon were originally set in their paths "Varda purposed that the two vessels should journey in Ilmen and ever be aloft". It was largely due to the prayers of Irmo and Estë, "who said that sleep and rest had been banished from the Earth", that Varda changed her council and allowed a time of night.

After the birth of Fëanor, his mother Míriel languished and Manwë delivered her to the care of Irmo.

Etymology

Irmo means Desirer or Master of Desire. His common name Lórien (in Quenya) means Land of Dreams, so he is also given the title Master of Dreams. His Sindarin name is Lúrin ([ˈluːrin]).


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