Ómar

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Ómar
Vala
Maivolchica - Ómar Amillo.jpg
"Ómar Amillo" by Maivolchica
Biographical Information
Other namesAmillo (Q)
LocationValinor
LanguageKnows all languages
Family
SiblingsSalmar-Noldorin (twin brother)[1]
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Ómar

Ómar, also called Amillo, was a Vala according to the early version of the legendarium in The Book of Lost Tales.

History[edit]

He was considered to be the youngest of all the Valar, and was the last of them to come into the world, singing songs as he entered.[2] Ómar knew all languages and all songs.[3] In Valmar he would sing to the harp-playing of his brother, Salmar, and his voice was the best of all voices;[4] other times, he would be trilling in the gardens of Oromë, where Nielíqui Oromë's daughter danced about its woods.[4]

From Ómar and Manwë the Teleri[note 1] learned much of poetry and song.[5]

Etymology[edit]

Ómar and Amillo are Qenya names. The former is related to Qenya ōma "voice",[6] while the latter is glossed as "one of the Happy Folk; Hilary", where Hilary derives from Latin hilaris "cheerful".[7]

The Gnomish equivalents of his names are Ûmor and Gamlos (likely meaning "one who shouts with joy").[6]

Genealogy[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salmar
 
ÓMAR

Other versions of the legendarium[edit]

In an early, rejected entry in Qenyaqetsa, it is said that Amillo, together with his brother Noldorin and the Vala Erinti left Valinor to live in Tol Eressëa, being the only three of the Valar that have done so.[8]

Notes

  1. In The Book of Lost Tales, the name Teleri refers to the group of Elves that would later be called the Vanyar in the published Silmarillion.

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