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Yavanna

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Yavanna
Vala
Biographical Information
Other namesKementári, Palúrien, Ivon, Cimir
Family
SpouseAulë
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Yavanna Kementári (Q, pron. N [jaˈvanːa ˌkemenˈtaːri], V [jaˈβanːa ˌkemenˈtaːri]) was a Valië, the consort of Aulë. She was responsible for the growth of all the fruits and growing things of the World.

History

After Eru allowed Aulë's creations, the Dwarves, to survive, Yavanna feared that they would cut down all the trees in Middle-earth. Aulë, in reply, told her that even Elves and Men, the true Children of Ilúvatar would have need of her trees as well. Yavanna lamented to Manwë, questioning whether anything she had made would be free from the dominion of others. Manwë brought her concerns before Ilúvatar in prayer, and Eru did indeed have pity upon Yavanna: He answered her plea by creating the Ents to protect the trees.[1]

Etymology

Yavanna's name means "Giver of Fruits" in Quenya, and her epithet Kementári means "Queen of the Earth". She is also called Palúrien ([paˈluːri.en]). The Sindarin form of Yavanna is Ivon ([ˈivon]), while the Sindarin form of Kementári is Címir ([kiːmir]).[source?]


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

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Of Aulë and Yavanna"