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Meássë

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Meássë
Vala
Biographical Information
Other namesRávi[1]
LocationValinor
Family
SiblingsMakar
Physical Description
GenderFemale
WeaponrySpear[2]

Meássë was a Vala only appearing in the earliest versions of the legendarium. She is described as the "warrior goddess" and an "Amazon with bloody arms". She was the "fierce sister" of Makar.

[edit] History

Meássë was among the Ainur who aligned themselves with Melko during the Music of the Ainur.[3]

Upon their arrival to Valinor she and her brother Makar, made an abode in the northern Aman close to the Halls of Mandos.[2] She, along with her brother, rode often to the Great Lands, where they hunted wolves and bears in the black mountains.[2]

When the Elves awoke, she backed Makar in his opposition to the rest of the Valar, saying that Valinor was built for the Valar only.[4]

She joined her brother and the rest of the Valar in the pursuit of Melko and his servants who were escaping from Valinor, after the destruction of the Two Trees.[5]

[edit] Etymology

Meássë is a Qenya name, deriving from the root MEHE ("ooze?") and related to the word mear ("gore"). One of her other names was Rávi (related to ravennë "she-lion").[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, Appendix: Names in the Lost Tales – Part One, p. 299
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Coming of the Valar and the Building of Valinor", p. 79
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Coming of the Valar and the Building of Valinor", p. 66
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Coming of the Elves and the Making of Kôr", p. 125
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Theft of Melko and the Darkening of Valinor", p. 171