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Ilwen

Ilwen
Vanya
Biographical Information
TitlesQueen of the Vanyar
LocationValimar
LanguageVanyarin
BirthBetween Y.T. 1050 and 1102
Cuiviénen
Family
SpouseIngwë
ChildrenUnnamed children, including Ingwion
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Ilwen was the wife of Ingwë, King of the Vanyar.

[edit] History

Ilwen was born at Cuiviénen, likely to the more junior generations of the Minyar. She wed Ingwë, who was a direct male-line descendant of Imin, from eldest son to eldest son. The couple were wed and had several children at Cuiviénen by the time Oromë found the Quendi and invited them to Aman.[1]

Ilwen came to Valinor and became Queen of the Vanyar at Valimar. There she and Ingwë begat many children in the bliss of Aman, as noted by Finwë when he complained to the Valar about his widowhood following the death of Míriel.[2]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Imin
 
Iminyë
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ilion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fëanor
Y.T. 1169 - 1497
 
Findis
b. Y.T.
 
Fingolfin
Y.T. 1190 - F.A. 456
 
Írimë
b. Y.T.
 
Finarfin
b. Y.T. 1230

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Carl F. Hostetter (ed.), The Nature of Middle-earth, "Part One. Time and Ageing: XVII. Generational Schemes", p. 128
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Three. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: (II) The Second Phase: The Earliest Version of the Story of Finwë and Míriel", p. 206