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Olga Kukhtenkova - Vana.jpg
Biographical Information
Other namesthe Ever-young
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Vána

Vána (Q: "Beauty", pron. [ˈvaːna]) or Wána (Vanyarin, [ˈwaːna]) is the name of a Valië also called the Ever-young. She is the younger sister of Yavanna and wife of Oromë. "All flowers spring as she passes and open if she glances upon them; and all birds sing at her coming."[1] She dwells in gardens filled with golden flowers and often comes to the forests of Oromë.

Before her departure to Middle-earth, the Maia Melian served Vána and Estë, tending the flowering trees in the gardens of Irmo.[2] Another Maia, Arien, tended the golden flowers of the garden of Vána before she was chosen as the guide of the vessel of the Sun.[3]


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