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Nielíqui

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Nielíqui (also, Nieliq(u)i and Nielikki) was a Vala maiden only appearing the earliest version of the legendarium. She was the daughter of Oromë and Vána.[1][2]

Etymology

Nielikki was perhaps intended to be a "pet-name form" of Nieliqi.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays, "A Secret Vice", p. 220 (note 9)
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, Index, p. 288
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Early Elvish Poetry and Pre-Fëanorian Alphabets", in Parma Eldalamberon XVI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, Carl F. Hostetter and Bill Welden), p. 90