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Wells of Varda

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Wells of Varda
Owned byValar
AppearanceShining lakes
". . . and the dews of Telperion and the rain that fell from Laurelin Varda hoarded in great vates like shining lakes, that were to all the land of the Valar as wells of water and of light."
Of the Beginning of Days

The Wells of Varda were the great vats beneath the Two Trees in Valinor created by Varda to store the dew that fell from Laurelin and Telperion.1 The Wells were drained by Ungoliant in the Darkening of Valinor, and while drinking she grew to such a size that even Melkor feared her.References


  1. The Silmarillion, "Of the Beginning of Days" (Ballantine p. 32)
  2. The Silmarillion, "Of the Darkening of Valinor" (Ballantine p. 81)