Ilion

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Ilion
Minya
Biographical Information
BirthBetween Y.T. 1050 and 1102
Cuiviénen
Family
ParentageUnknown (descendant of Imin and Iminyë)
SiblingsAt least one younger brother[1]
ChildrenIngwë
At least one other son[1]
Physical Description
GenderMale

Ilion was the father of Ingwë, who would later become the King of the Vanyar. He was one of the Minyar, a direct descendant of Imin and Iminyë from eldest son to eldest son, belonging to the fourth generation of Elves (i.e. a great-grandson of Imin).[1]

It is unknown if he joined the Great March or remained in Cuiviénen, where he was born; but as the Minyar/Vanyar were described as most eager to undertake the journey, it is likely he followed his son along with his people.

Etymology[edit]

According to Paul Strack, the name Ilion seems to be in Quenya, but its meaning is unclear.[2]

Genealogy[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Imin
awoke in Y.T. 1050
 
Iminyë
awoke in Y.T. 1050
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ILION
b. Y.T.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
father
 
unknown
mother
 
Ingwë
b. Y.T.
 
Ilwen
b. Y.T.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Míriel
d. Y.T. 1170
 
Finwë
d. Y.T. 1495
 
Indis
b. Y.T.
 
 
Ingwion
b. Y.T.
 
 
 
unknown
children
 
 

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Carl F. Hostetter (ed.), The Nature of Middle-earth, "Part One. Time and Ageing: XVII. Generational Schemes", p. 128
  2. Paul Strack, "Q. Ilion m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 23 March 2022)