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Indis

Shyangell - Queen Indis.jpg
Indis
Vanya
Biographical Information
Other namesThe Fair
TitlesQueen of the Noldor
LocationTirion
LanguageVanyarin, Quenya
Family
SpouseFinwë
ChildrenFindis, Fingolfin, Írimë and Finarfin
Physical Description
GenderFemale
HeightTall[1]
Hair colorGolden[1]
GalleryImages of Indis

Indis (Q, pron. [ˈindis]) was a Vanya, the second wife of Finwë.

Contents

[edit] History

Her mother was close kin of Ingwë, King of the Vanyar and High King of the Elves.[2]

After the death of Míriel Serindë, Finwe was allowed by Manwë to take a second wife and Indis thus became the stepmother to Feanor. With Indis, Finwe had two more sons, Fingolfin and Finarfin, and two daughters, Findis and Írimë. Feanor observed the influence of Indis on Finwe, including his speech who started to resemble that of the Vanyar and considered it a disrespect against his mother.[3]

After the slaying of her husband, she, along with her eldest daughter Findis, returned to Valinor to live among her people, the Vanyar.

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
father
 
unknown
mother
 
Ingwë
b. Y.T.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Míriel
d. Y.T. 1170
 
Finwë
d. Y.T. 1495
 
INDIS
b. Y.T.
 
 
 
unknown
children
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fëanor
Y.T. 1169 - 1497
 
Findis
b. Y.T.
 
Fingolfin
Y.T. 1190 - F.A. 456
 
Írimë
b. Y.T.
 
Finarfin
b. Y.T. 1230


[edit] Etymology

Indis is also Quenya for "wife; bride".

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor"