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Ingwion

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Ingwion
Vanya
Biographical Information
Other namesIngil; Ingwiel
LocationTaniquetil, Valinor
LanguageVanyarin dialect of Quenya
Birthduring the Years of the Trees
Notable forleading the Vanyar in the War of Wrath
Family
HouseHouse of Ingwë[1]
ParentageIngwë
SiblingsUnnamed siblings[2]
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Ingwion

Ingwion was the son of Ingwë, cousin of Indis, the wife of Finwë, and a High Prince of the Elves.

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[edit] History

Ingwion led the armed Host of the Vanyar to the Middle-earth and the War of Wrath that overthrew Morgoth at the end of the First Age.

Ingwion was the captain of the force that landed and captured the haven of Eglarest in the first battle of the war. He presumably still lives with his father upon Taniquetil.[3]

[edit] Etymology

Ingwion[4] is a compound of the name of his father Ingwë and the Quenya patronymic suffix -ion which is translated as "Son of Ingwë".

[edit] Other Versions of the Legendarium

Ingil (as was his name in the earlier stages of development) was the son of Inwë in the Book of Lost Tales. He was among the Elves who came to Tol Eressea. He rested upon Kôr with other Elves and built a tall grey tower. The dwelling was called Koromas, but was later known as Kortirion, in memory of their ancient dwelling of Kôr in Valinor which also upon a hill and had a similar tower.[5][6]

Meril-i-Turinqi said that long ago he returned to Valinor and is with Manwe.[7] He became a blue bee to follow Telimektar and is seen among the stars as Nielluin (Sirius).[8]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Three. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: (II) The Second Phase: Of the Silmarils and the Unrest of the Noldor"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Two: Valinor and Middle-earth before The Lord of the Rings, III. The Later Annals of Beleriand"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Cottage of Lost Play"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Cottage of Lost Play": "Notes and Commentary"
  8. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Tale of the Sun and Moon": "Notes and Commentary"