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Irmo

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The true name of the [[Vala]] more commonly called [[Lórien]], from the gardens of Lórien in [[Valinor]] where he dwelt.
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'''Irmo''' is the true name of the [[Valar|Vala]] who is usually named [[Lórien]], which is rightly the place of his dwelling.  He is the husband of [[Estë]] and the brother of Námo ([[Mandos]]) and  [[Nienna]].
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Lórien and Mandos are the [[Fëanturi]], masters of spirits. Lórien the younger is the master of visions and dreams. His gardens in the land of the Valar at Lórien, where he dwells with Estë the gentle, healer of hurts and weariness, are the fairest place the world and are filled with many spirits. All those who dwell in [[Valinor]] find rest and refreshment at the fountain of Irmo and Estë.
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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 Lórien 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.
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After the birth of [[Fëanor]], [[Míriel]] his mother, wife of [[Finwë]], languished and [[Manwë]] delivered her to the care of Irmo.
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''Irmo'' means ''Desirer'' or ''Master of Desire'', he is also given the title ''Master of Dreams''.

Revision as of 21:51, 12 October 2005

Irmo is the true name of the Vala who is usually named Lórien, which is rightly the place of his dwelling. He is the husband of Estë and the brother of Námo (Mandos) and Nienna.

Lórien and Mandos are the Fëanturi, masters of spirits. Lórien the younger is the master of visions and dreams. His gardens in the land of the Valar at Lórien, where he dwells with Estë the gentle, healer of hurts and weariness, are the fairest place the world and are filled with many spirits. All those who dwell in Valinor find 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 Lórien 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, Míriel his mother, wife of Finwë, languished and Manwë delivered her to the care of Irmo.

Irmo means Desirer or Master of Desire, he is also given the title Master of Dreams.