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'''Ossë''' (from the [[Valarin]] '''Ošošai''', '''Oššai''') was a [[Maiar|Maia]] associated with [[Ulmo]].  A spirit of the sea in the service of [[Ulmo]], he guarded the waters around [[Middle-earth]]. [[Uinen]] was his wife, and he was a friend of [[Círdan]] the Shipwright.
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'''Ossë''' (from the [[Valarin]] '''Ošošai''', '''Oššai''') was a [[Maiar|Maia]] of the [[Great Sea|Sea]] associated with [[Ulmo]]. He guarded the waters around [[Middle-earth]] and islands, and did not go into the deep places of the Sea. [[Uinen]] was his spouse, and he was a friend of [[Círdan]] the Shipwright.
  
Ossë was a friend of the [[Sindar]], and was valued as high as the [[Valar]] by them.
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In the early days of [[Arda]], Ossë turned to [[Melkor]] for a time, but Uinen brought him back to the loyalty of the Ulmo. However, Ossë's wild and wilful nature was still evident; he delighted in and enjoyed making dangerous Sea storms.
  
In older versions of [[The Silmarillion]], Ossë was a Vala in his own right, and often opposed the will of Ulmo.
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After the [[Valar]] pronounced the [[Doom of the Noldor]], Ossë helped guard the shores of [[Beleriand]] to keep the ships of the Noldor from reaching [[Valinor]]. His storms had a part in wrecking all the ships that they sent, and only one [[Elves|Elf]] from among their crews survived, by the will of Ulmo: [[Voronwë]].
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Ossë was a friend of the [[Sindar]], a kindred of Elves who lived by the shores of the Sea in Beleriand, and was respected as much as the [[Valar]] by them.
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In older versions of ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', Ossë was a Vala in his own right, and often opposed the will of Ulmo.
  
 
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Revision as of 22:13, 8 December 2006

Ossë (from the Valarin Ošošai, Oššai) was a Maia of the Sea associated with Ulmo. He guarded the waters around Middle-earth and islands, and did not go into the deep places of the Sea. Uinen was his spouse, and he was a friend of Círdan the Shipwright.

In the early days of Arda, Ossë turned to Melkor for a time, but Uinen brought him back to the loyalty of the Ulmo. However, Ossë's wild and wilful nature was still evident; he delighted in and enjoyed making dangerous Sea storms.

After the Valar pronounced the Doom of the Noldor, Ossë helped guard the shores of Beleriand to keep the ships of the Noldor from reaching Valinor. His storms had a part in wrecking all the ships that they sent, and only one Elf from among their crews survived, by the will of Ulmo: Voronwë.

Ossë was a friend of the Sindar, a kindred of Elves who lived by the shores of the Sea in Beleriand, and was respected as much as the Valar by them.

In older versions of The Silmarillion, Ossë was a Vala in his own right, and often opposed the will of Ulmo.