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Ainairos

Ainairos
Elf
Biographical Information
LocationValinor
Family
SiblingsUnnamed brother[1]
Physical Description
GenderMale

Ainairos was an Elf of Valinor. He was one of the Solosimpi that escaped the kinslaughter at Alqaluntë in which his brother was killed.[1]

As the result of this, he, along with many of his people, became bitter and resentful of the Noldoli. When Manwë summoned the Valar and the Eldar to a council, Ainairos was the one to speak against the Exiles and for the concealment of Valinor, and the most that were gathered there agreed with him, desiring neither Melko nor the Noldoli to return.[2]

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The character was originally named Oivárin before being changed to Ainairos.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Hiding of Valinor", p. 234
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Hiding of Valinor", p. 234-235
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Hiding of Valinor": "Notes and Commentary", p. 250