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Meássë

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Meássë, an Ainu only appearing in the earliest versions of the legendarium, is described as the "Warrior goddess" and an "Amazon with bloody arms". She was the "fierce sister" of Makar.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Meássë is a Qenya name, deriving from the root MEHE ("ooze?") and related to the word mear ("gore"). One of her other names was Rávi (related to ravennë "she-lion").[2]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, Appendix: Names in the Lost Tales – Part One, p. 260