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'''Oromë''' ([[Quenya|Q]]. "Loud Trumpeter", pronounced {{IPA|[ˈorome]}}; from the [[Valarin]] '''Arōmēz''') was a [[Valar|Vala]].  His [[Sindarin]] name is '''[[Araw]]''' ({{IPA|[ˈaraʊ]}}). He is also known as '''[[Aldaron]]''' ([[Quenya|Q.]] "Lord of Trees"), '''[[Tauron]]''' ([[Sindarin|S.]] "Lord of Forests"), ''The Huntsman of the Valar'', ''the Great Rider''. He is the brother of [[Nessa]] and the husband of [[Vána]].
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'''Oromë''' is a [[Valar|Vala]], ''the Huntsman of the Valar'', ''the Great Rider''. He is the brother of [[Nessa]] and the husband of [[Vána]].
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
During the [[Years of the Trees]], after most of the Valar had withdrawn completely from Middle-earth and hidden themselves in [[Aman]], Oromë still hunted in the forests of Middle-earth on occasion.  Thus, he was responsible for finding the [[Elves]] when they awoke at [[Cuiviénen]], and was the first to name them the [[Eldar]]. Seeking to ensure their safety, Oromë accompanied the Elves from Cuiviénen to Beleriand. Being a powerful huntsman, he was active in the struggles against [[Morgoth]].  He has a great horn (the ''[[Valaróma]]'') and a great steed (''[[Nahar]]'').
 
During the [[Years of the Trees]], after most of the Valar had withdrawn completely from Middle-earth and hidden themselves in [[Aman]], Oromë still hunted in the forests of Middle-earth on occasion.  Thus, he was responsible for finding the [[Elves]] when they awoke at [[Cuiviénen]], and was the first to name them the [[Eldar]]. Seeking to ensure their safety, Oromë accompanied the Elves from Cuiviénen to Beleriand. Being a powerful huntsman, he was active in the struggles against [[Morgoth]].  He has a great horn (the ''[[Valaróma]]'') and a great steed (''[[Nahar]]'').
  
He was known as '''[[Béma]]''' among the [[Northmen]]. The [[Mearas]] of [[Rohan]] were believed to be descendants of Nahar.
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The [[Mearas]] of [[Rohan]] were believed to be descendants of Nahar.
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==Etymology==
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The name is said to be derived from his [[Valarin]] name ''[[Arōmēz]]''.<Ref>{{WJ|AD1}}</ref>
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It is however understood as "Loud Trumpeter" in [[Quenya]], pronounced {{IPA|[ˈorome]}}, from [[root]] [[ROM]] (Genitive ''Oromeo'' and possessive ''Oroméva''). He is also known as '''[[Aldaron]]''' ([[Quenya|Q.]] "Lord of Trees").
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His [[Sindarin]] name is '''[[Araw]]''' ({{IPA|[ˈaraʊ]}}) or '''[[Tauron]]''' ([[Sindarin|S.]] "Lord of Forests").
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He was known as '''[[Béma]]''' among the [[Northmen]].  
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In [[Eriol]]'s [[Old English]] translations, Orome is referred as ''Wadfrea'' "Huntinglord", ''Huntena  frea'' "Hunting  Lord and Lord of Hunters" and ''Wealdafrea'' "Lord of Forests".<ref>{{SM|QA1}}</ref>
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

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Oromë
Vala
Biographical Information
Other namesLord of Trees and Forests, Arōmēz, Aldaron, Tauron, Béma, Araw
Family
SiblingsNessa
SpouseVána
Physical Description
GenderMale

Oromë is a Vala, the Huntsman of the Valar, the Great Rider. He is the brother of Nessa and the husband of Vána.

History

During the Years of the Trees, after most of the Valar had withdrawn completely from Middle-earth and hidden themselves in Aman, Oromë still hunted in the forests of Middle-earth on occasion. Thus, he was responsible for finding the Elves when they awoke at Cuiviénen, and was the first to name them the Eldar. Seeking to ensure their safety, Oromë accompanied the Elves from Cuiviénen to Beleriand. Being a powerful huntsman, he was active in the struggles against Morgoth. He has a great horn (the Valaróma) and a great steed (Nahar).

The Mearas of Rohan were believed to be descendants of Nahar.

Etymology

The name is said to be derived from his Valarin name Arōmēz.[1]

It is however understood as "Loud Trumpeter" in Quenya, pronounced [ˈorome], from root ROM (Genitive Oromeo and possessive Oroméva). He is also known as Aldaron (Q. "Lord of Trees").

His Sindarin name is Araw ([ˈaraʊ]) or Tauron (S. "Lord of Forests").

He was known as Béma among the Northmen.

In Eriol's Old English translations, Orome is referred as Wadfrea "Huntinglord", Huntena frea "Hunting Lord and Lord of Hunters" and Wealdafrea "Lord of Forests".[2]

See also


Ainur
Valar
Lords:  Manwë · Ulmo · Aulë · Oromë · Mandos · Irmo · Tulkas
Queens:  Varda · Yavanna · Nienna · Estë · Vairë · Vána · Nessa
Former:  Melkor
Associated Maiar
Manwë Eönwë · Olórin Varda Ilmarë · Olórin · Arien
Ulmo Ossë · Uinen · Salmar Yavanna Aiwendil
Aulë Mairon · Curumo Estë Melian
Oromë Tilion · Alatar · Pallando Vána
Other Maiar
Balrogs Gothmog · Durin's Bane · Lungorthin
Wizards Saruman · Gandalf · Radagast · Blue Wizards (Rómestámo · Morinehtar)
Topics
Music · Valarin · Almaren · Valinor · Valmar · Second Music

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