|"Anaire" by Marya Filatova|
|Birth||during the Years of the Trees |
|House||House of Fingolfin (by marriage)|
|Children||Fingon, Turgon, Aredhel and Argon|
|Gallery||Images of Anairë|
Anairë was the wife of Fingolfin.
Little is known about her except that she was a Noldo, who did not leave Aman due to her close friendship with Eärwen, Finarfin's wife. She had four children with Fingolfin: Fingon, Turgon, Aredhel and Argon.
The name Anairë means "Holiest" in Quenya: an- (superlative prefix) + airë ("holy").
Other versions of the legendarium
In The Silmarillion, Fingolfin is given three children, but his wife is not mentioned in the genealogy.
In later name revisions, circa 1970, the name Alairë was given to the wife of Turgon, and it was later changed to Anairë. However, "the substitution of Elenwë in The Silmarillion was based on the Elvish genealogies of 1959." In that text, Anairë was defined as a Vanya who remained in the city of Tirion upon Túna, but it was later corrected to the version which had Elenwë 'who perished in the Ice'. Anairë, which was written on the same table for the same time period as Elenwë, was noted as the wife of Fingolfin, with the note that she 'remained in Aman'.:323
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "XI. The Shibboleth of Fëanor", "The names of Finwë's descendants", pp. 344-345
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "XI. The Shibboleth of Fëanor", "Notes", p. 365, note 45
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: III. Maeglin"