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'''Tilion''' ([[Quenya|Q]], pron. {{IPA|[ˈtili.on]}}) was a [[Maiar|Maia]]. He guided the [[Moon]].
 
'''Tilion''' ([[Quenya|Q]], pron. {{IPA|[ˈtili.on]}}) was a [[Maiar|Maia]]. He guided the [[Moon]].
  
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Tilion was reckless at times, and did not always follow the correct path, causing the Moon to be at times in the sky at the same time as the Sun, or not appear at all.
 
Tilion was reckless at times, and did not always follow the correct path, causing the Moon to be at times in the sky at the same time as the Sun, or not appear at all.
  
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He was also drawn by the splendour of Arien, and sought to come near her, though "the flame of Anar scorched him, and the island of the Moon was darkened".
In writings by Tolkien which did not form a part of the published ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', Tilion is said to have been in love with [[Arien]], and because he sought her out he came too close to the immense heat of the Sun, and the Moon was scarred.
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[[Morgoth]], who hated the new lights, sent [[spirits of shadows]] against Tilion, but Tilion vanquished them in a strife in [[Ilmen]].<ref>{{S|Sun}}</ref>
  
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*[[Man in the Moon]]
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*[[Silmo]]
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Angel Falto - Tilion.jpg
Tilion
Maia
Biographical Information
Other namesnone
DeathImmortal
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Tilion

Tilion (Q, pron. [ˈtili.on]) was a Maia. He guided the Moon.

History

In the days of the trees in Valinor, Tilion had been a hunter from the company of Oromë. Though he often rode with Oromë, he spent much of his free time in Lórien, under the light of Telperion. Tilion loved silver (he even used a silver bow), and he begged to be given the care of the Moon. The Valar gave him the task. He was said to be less mighty than Arien, the Maia chosen to guide the Sun.

Tilion was reckless at times, and did not always follow the correct path, causing the Moon to be at times in the sky at the same time as the Sun, or not appear at all.

He was also drawn by the splendour of Arien, and sought to come near her, though "the flame of Anar scorched him, and the island of the Moon was darkened".

Morgoth, who hated the new lights, sent spirits of shadows against Tilion, but Tilion vanquished them in a strife in Ilmen.[1]

See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor"


Ainur
Valar
Lords:  Manwë · Ulmo · Aulë · Oromë · Mandos · Irmo · Tulkas
Queens:  Varda · Yavanna · Nienna · Estë · Vairë · Vána · Nessa
Rebel:  Melkor
Associated Maiar
Manwë Eönwë · Olórin (Gandalf) Varda Ilmarë · Olórin (Gandalf) · Arien
Aulë Mairon (Sauron) · Curumo (Saruman) Yavanna Aiwendil (Radagast)
Ulmo Ossë · Uinen · Salmar Estë Melian
Oromë Tilion · Blue Wizards (Alatar · Pallando) Vána Melian
Other Maiar
Evil:  Sauron · Ungoliant · Balrogs (Gothmog · Durin's Bane · Lungorthin)
Wizards Saruman · Gandalf · Radagast · Blue Wizards (Rómestámo · Morinehtar)
Topics
Music · Valarin · Almaren · Valinor · Valmar · Second Music
Middle-earth Cosmology
 Constellations  Anarríma · Durin's Crown · Menelmacar · Remmirath · Soronúmë · Telumendil · Valacirca · Wilwarin
Stars  Alcarinquë · Borgil · Carnil · Elemmírë · Helluin · Luinil · Lumbar · Morwinyon · Nénar · Star of Eärendil · Til 
The Airs  Aiwenórë · Fanyamar · Ilmen · Menel · Vaiya · Veil of Arda · Vista
Narsilion  Arien · Moon (Isil, Ithil, Rána) · Sun (Anar, Anor, Vása) · Tilion
See Also  Abyss · Arda · Circles of the World · · Timeless Halls · Two Lamps · Two Trees · Void