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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 [[Mandos|Námo]] (more commonly known as ''Mandos'') and [[Nienna]].  
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'''Irmo''' was the true name of the [[Valar|Vala]] who was usually named '''Lórien''' (though the latter is rightly the place of [[Lórien (Valinor)|his dwelling]]). He was the husband of [[Estë]] and the brother of [[Mandos|Námo]] (more commonly known as ''Mandos'') and [[Nienna]].  
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
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 (Valinor)|Lórien]], where he dwelled with Estë the Gentle.<ref>{{S|Vala}}</ref>
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Irmo and Námo were the [[Fëanturi]], masters of spirits. Irmo, the younger, was the master of visions and dreams. His gardens were in the land of the Valar at [[Lórien (Valinor)|Lórien]], where he dwelled with Estë the Gentle.<ref>{{S|Vala}}</ref>
  
 
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.<ref>{{S|11}}</ref>
 
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.<ref>{{S|11}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
 
==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''' ({{IPA|[ˈluːrin]}}).  
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''Irmo'' (pronounced {{IPA|[ˈirmo]}}) is a [[Quenya]] name meaning "Desirer" or "Master of Desire".<ref>{{PE|21}}, p. 85</ref> His common name ''Lórien'' ([[Quenya]]; {{IPA|[ˈloːri.en]}}) means "Land of Dreams", so he was also given the title "'''Master of Dreams'''".{{fact}}
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In early versions of the legendarium, this Vala (variously spelt '''''Lorien''''' and '''''Lôrien''''') was given many different surnames: [[Qenya]] '''''Olofantur''''' (the element ''fantur'', a derivative of the [[Sundocarme|root]] FANA, refers to "visions, dreams, falling asleep")<ref name=LT1>{{LT1|Appendix}}, pp. 253, 259</ref>, Qenya '''''Fulmur''''' (probably from the root FUMU, "sleep"), and [[Gnomish]] '''''Losfan''''' (consisting of ''oloth'' "a dream, apparition, vision" + ending ''-fan'', thus ''(o)loth-fan'' > ''Losfan'').<ref name=PE14>{{PE|14}}, p. 12</ref> Gnomish renderings of his first name included '''''Glurim''''' (containing the element ''lûr'' "slumber") and '''''Lûriel''''' or '''''Lúriel''''' (> '''''Lúrin''''').<ref name=PE14/><ref name=LT1/><ref>{{PE|11}}, p. 18</ref>
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Latest revision as of 21:16, 12 November 2014

Maureval - Irmo Lorien.png
Irmo
Vala
Biographical Information
Other namesLórien
PositionMaster of Visions and Dreams
LocationLórien, Valinor
Family
SiblingsMandos and Nienna
SpouseEstë
Physical Description
GenderMale

Irmo was the true name of the Vala who was usually named Lórien (though the latter 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.

[edit] History

Irmo and Námo were the Fëanturi, masters of spirits. Irmo, the younger, was the master of visions and dreams. His gardens were in the land of the Valar at Lórien, where he dwelled with Estë the Gentle.[1]

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.[2]

After the birth of Fëanor, his mother Míriel languished and Manwë delivered her to the care of Irmo.[3]

[edit] Etymology

Irmo (pronounced [ˈirmo]) is a Quenya name meaning "Desirer" or "Master of Desire".[4] His common name Lórien (Quenya; [ˈloːri.en]) means "Land of Dreams", so he was also given the title "Master of Dreams".[source?]

In early versions of the legendarium, this Vala (variously spelt Lorien and Lôrien) was given many different surnames: Qenya Olofantur (the element fantur, a derivative of the root FANA, refers to "visions, dreams, falling asleep")[5], Qenya Fulmur (probably from the root FUMU, "sleep"), and Gnomish Losfan (consisting of oloth "a dream, apparition, vision" + ending -fan, thus (o)loth-fan > Losfan).[6] Gnomish renderings of his first name included Glurim (containing the element lûr "slumber") and Lûriel or Lúriel (> Lúrin).[6][5][7]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Valaquenta: Account of the Valar and Maiar According to the Lore of the Eldar"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Qenya Noun Structure", in Parma Eldalamberon XXI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Patrick H. Wynne and Arden R. Smith), p. 85
  5. 5.0 5.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, Appendix: Names in the Lost Tales – Part One, pp. 253, 259
  6. 6.0 6.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Early Qenya and The Valmaric Script", in Parma Eldalamberon XIV (edited by Carl F. Hostetter, Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, and Bill Welden), p. 12
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, "I-Lam na-Ngoldathon: The Grammar and Lexicon of the Gnomish Tongue", in Parma Eldalamberon XI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne), p. 18


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