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Nielíqui

Nielíqui
Vala
Biographical Information
Other namesNieliq(u)i
Nielikki
LocationWoods of Oromë[1]
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Nielíqui was a Vala maiden according to the early version of the Legendarium in The Book of Lost Tales. She was the daughter of Oromë and Vána.[2][3] She also enjoyed dancing through her father's woods and Ómar would sometimes accompany her by singing along.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Nielikki was perhaps intended to be a "pet-name form" of Nieliqi.[4]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
Aulë
 
Yavanna
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vána
 
Oromë
 
Nessa
 
Tulkas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NIELÍQUI
 
 
 
 
 
Telimektar
 
 
 
 


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "III. The Coming of the Valar and the Building of Valinor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays, "A Secret Vice", p. 220 (note 9)
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, Index, p. 288
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Early Elvish Poetry and Pre-Fëanorian Alphabets", in Parma Eldalamberon XVI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, Carl F. Hostetter and Bill Welden), p. 90