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Ingil

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Ingil 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.[1][2]

Meril-i-Turinqi said that long ago he returned to Valinor and is with Manwe.[3] He became a blue bee to follow Telimektar and is seen among the stars as Nielluin (Sirius).[4]

[edit] Etymology

Ingil (In the first drafts of the story: Ingilmo) is a Qenya name.[5]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Cottage of Lost Play"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Cottage of Lost Play": "Notes and Commentary"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Tale of the Sun and Moon": "Notes and Commentary"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Sí Qente Feanor and Other Elvish Writings", in Parma Eldalamberon XV (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, and Bill Welden), p. 7