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Nornorë

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Nornorë was Vala who was appointed as the Herald of the Gods.[1] He was sent by Manwë to invite the Eldar at the Waters of Awakening to come to Valinor.[2]

Nornorë only appeared in the earliest version of the legendarium, The Book of Lost Tales, although the concept of a Herald of the Valar would survive and transform into Eönwë, Herald of Manwë.[1] The Vala who invited the Eldar was Orome.

Etymology

Nornorë, also appearing as Nornoros, is a Qenya name, derived from nornoro- ("run on, run smoothly"). The Gnomish version of his name is Drondor (later Dronúrin).[3] He was also given other names: Qenya Kapalimor (derived from kapalima "bounding, leaping"; Gnomish version Cablin) and Qenya Vastor (derived from vastan "rush, of both noise and speed").[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Coming of the Valar and the Building of Valinor", pp. 77, 93
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Coming of the Elves and the Making of Kôr", p. 115
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, Appendix: Names in the Lost Tales – Part One, p. 263
  4. 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. 13