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'''Manwë Súlimo''' ([[Quenya]], pronounced {{IPA|[ˈmanwe]}}; from the [[Valarin]] '''Mānawenūz''') was the King of the [[Valar]], husband of [[Varda]] Elentári, brother of the [[Dark Lord]] [[Melkor]] (Morgoth), and King of [[Arda]].  He lived atop Mount [[Taniquetil]], the highest mountain of the world.  The winds and airs were his servants. He was the greatest of the [[Ainur]] in authority, but not in power.
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'''Manwë Súlimo''' ([[Quenya]], pronounced {{IPA|[ˈmanwe]}}) was the King of the [[Valar]], husband of [[Varda]] Elentári, brother of the [[Dark Lord]] [[Morgoth|Melkor]] (Morgoth), and King of [[Arda]].  He lived in [[Ilmarin|his halls]] atop Mount [[Taniquetil]], the highest mountain of the world.  The winds and airs were his servants. He was the greatest of the [[Ainur]] in authority, but not in power.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
Manwë was (after Melkor) the eldest of the Ainur, and the one that best understood the will of [[Eru]]. When Melkor created the discord in the [[Music of the Ainur]], Manwë took over leading the song. When Arda was formed, Manwë was appointed Ruler of Arda, hence his most common title, the [[Elder King]]. He is sometimes referred to in [[Middle-earth|Middle Earth]] as the [[Lord of the West]]. Manwë was a kind, compassionate ruler, unconcerned with his own power. But he did not understand evil, even in the form of his own brother. He released Melkor from [[Mandos]], thus allowing him to cause the distrust of [[Fëanor]], the Poisoning of the [[Two Trees]], the murder of [[Finwë]], the theft of the [[Silmarils]], and the revolt of the [[Noldor]]. To hearten the [[Eldar]], he had [[Aulë]] fashion the Sun and the Moon, for he knew the rising of the [[Atani]] was coming soon, and sent [[Thorondor]] and the Eagles to watch them. After Morgoth's fall, Manwë cast him into the void. In the [[Final Battle]], when Melkor escapes, it is said that the Elder King and the Dark Lord will battle on the Plains of [[Valinor]], but that they will not slay each other.
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Manwë was (after Melkor) the eldest of the Ainur, and the one that best understood the will of [[Ilúvatar|Eru]]. When Melkor created the discord in the [[Music of the Ainur]], Manwë took over leading the song.  
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When [[Arda]] was formed, Manwë was appointed Ruler of Arda, hence his most common title, the '''Elder King'''. He is sometimes referred to in [[Middle-earth]] as the [[Lord of the West]]. Manwë was a kind, compassionate ruler, unconcerned with his own power.  
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But he did not understand evil, even in the form of his own brother. He released Melkor from [[Mandos]], thus allowing him to cause the distrust of [[Fëanor]], the [[Darkening of Valinor|Poisoning]] of the [[Two Trees]], the murder of [[Finwë]], the theft of the [[Silmarils]], and the revolt of the [[Noldor]].  
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To hearten the [[Eldar]], he had [[Aulë]] fashion the Sun and the Moon, for he knew the rising of the [[Atani]] was coming soon, and sent [[Thorondor]] and the [[Great Eagles]] to watch them. After Morgoth's fall, Manwë cast him into the [[Void]].  
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In the [[Final Battle]], when Melkor escapes, it is said that the Elder King and the Dark Lord will battle on the Plains of [[Valinor]], but that they will not slay each other.
  
 
==Appearance==
 
==Appearance==
Manwë dressed in blue robes and has blue eyes. He wields a scepter of sapphire made for him by the Ñoldor. The [[Vanyar]] were his favorite Elves, and they lived with him and Varda on Mount Taniquetil.
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Manwë dressed in blue robes and has blue eyes. He wields a scepter of sapphire made for him by the Ñoldor. The [[Vanyar]] were his favorite Elves, and they lived with him and Varda on Mount [[Oiolosse]].
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
''Manwë'' is intended to mean "Blessed One" in [[Quenya]], from [[root]] [[MAN]] plus the male ending ''[[-wë]]''. However it is said also to be a version of the [[Valarin]] name [[Mānawenūz]].  
 
''Manwë'' is intended to mean "Blessed One" in [[Quenya]], from [[root]] [[MAN]] plus the male ending ''[[-wë]]''. However it is said also to be a version of the [[Valarin]] name [[Mānawenūz]].  
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''[[Súlimo]]'' is an epithet that refers to the wind and perhaps means "Blower".  His titles include ''Elder King'', ''High King of Arda'', ''King of Arda'', ''Lord of the Breath of Arda'' and ''Lord of the West''.
 
''[[Súlimo]]'' is an epithet that refers to the wind and perhaps means "Blower".  His titles include ''Elder King'', ''High King of Arda'', ''King of Arda'', ''Lord of the Breath of Arda'' and ''Lord of the West''.
  
His name in [[Sindarin]] is '''Aran Einior''', "Elder King" and in [[Adûnaic]] ''[[Amân]]''.
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His name in [[Sindarin]] is ''[[Aran Einior]]'', "Elder King" and in [[Adûnaic]] ''[[Amân]]''.
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In [[Eriol]]'s [[Old English]] translations, Manwë is referred to as ''Wolcenfrea'' "Welkin-ruler".<ref>{{SM|QA1}}</ref>
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In an early manuscript called "Valar name-list", Manwë has the additional [[Qenya]] names '''Taimo''' (masculine form of ''Taime'', "the sky") and '''Valtur''' ("King of the Valar").<ref>{{PE|14}}, p. 12</ref>
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==Inspiration==
 
==Inspiration==
 
Compared to real mythologies, Manwë represents possibly a [[Wikipedia:sky father|sky father]] like [[Wikipedia:Zeus|Zeus/Jupiter]] of the Greco-Roman mythology. Like Zeus, Manwë is both a [[Wikipedia:Sky deity|sky "deity"]] and a [[Wikipedia:King of the Gods|leader of his pantheon]] and is associated with the [[eagle]].
 
Compared to real mythologies, Manwë represents possibly a [[Wikipedia:sky father|sky father]] like [[Wikipedia:Zeus|Zeus/Jupiter]] of the Greco-Roman mythology. Like Zeus, Manwë is both a [[Wikipedia:Sky deity|sky "deity"]] and a [[Wikipedia:King of the Gods|leader of his pantheon]] and is associated with the [[eagle]].
  
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Manwë
Vala
Biographical Information
Other namesMānawenūz, Súlimo, Lord of the Breath of Arda, Elder King, Aran Einior, Manweg
Family
SiblingsMelkor
SpouseVarda
Physical Description
GenderMale

Manwë Súlimo (Quenya, pronounced [ˈmanwe]) was the King of the Valar, husband of Varda Elentári, brother of the Dark Lord Melkor (Morgoth), and King of Arda. He lived in his halls atop Mount Taniquetil, the highest mountain of the world. The winds and airs were his servants. He was the greatest of the Ainur in authority, but not in power.

Contents

History

Manwë was (after Melkor) the eldest of the Ainur, and the one that best understood the will of Eru. When Melkor created the discord in the Music of the Ainur, Manwë took over leading the song.

When Arda was formed, Manwë was appointed Ruler of Arda, hence his most common title, the Elder King. He is sometimes referred to in Middle-earth as the Lord of the West. Manwë was a kind, compassionate ruler, unconcerned with his own power.

But he did not understand evil, even in the form of his own brother. He released Melkor from Mandos, thus allowing him to cause the distrust of Fëanor, the Poisoning of the Two Trees, the murder of Finwë, the theft of the Silmarils, and the revolt of the Noldor.

To hearten the Eldar, he had Aulë fashion the Sun and the Moon, for he knew the rising of the Atani was coming soon, and sent Thorondor and the Great Eagles to watch them. After Morgoth's fall, Manwë cast him into the Void.

In the Final Battle, when Melkor escapes, it is said that the Elder King and the Dark Lord will battle on the Plains of Valinor, but that they will not slay each other.

Appearance

Manwë dressed in blue robes and has blue eyes. He wields a scepter of sapphire made for him by the Ñoldor. The Vanyar were his favorite Elves, and they lived with him and Varda on Mount Oiolosse.

Etymology

Manwë is intended to mean "Blessed One" in Quenya, from root MAN plus the male ending -wë. However it is said also to be a version of the Valarin name Mānawenūz.

Súlimo is an epithet that refers to the wind and perhaps means "Blower". His titles include Elder King, High King of Arda, King of Arda, Lord of the Breath of Arda and Lord of the West.

His name in Sindarin is Aran Einior, "Elder King" and in Adûnaic Amân.

In Eriol's Old English translations, Manwë is referred to as Wolcenfrea "Welkin-ruler".[1]

In an early manuscript called "Valar name-list", Manwë has the additional Qenya names Taimo (masculine form of Taime, "the sky") and Valtur ("King of the Valar").[2]

Inspiration

Compared to real mythologies, Manwë represents possibly a sky father like Zeus/Jupiter of the Greco-Roman mythology. Like Zeus, Manwë is both a sky "deity" and a leader of his pantheon and is associated with the eagle.

See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, "III. The Quenta: Appendix 1: Fragments of a translation of The Quenta Noldorinwa into Old English, made by Ælfwine or Eriol; together with Old English equivalents of Elvish names"
  2. 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


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