Imin

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Imin
Avar (Minya)
Biographical Information
PronunciationQ, pron. [ˈimin]
Titles"Father of all Quendi" (Q. Ilquendatar)[1]
PositionLeader of the Minyar
AffiliationMinyar
LanguageProto-Quendian
BirthAwoke in Y.T. 1050
Cuiviénen
Notable forBeing the first of the Elf-fathers to awake
Family
HouseHouse of Imin
ParentageNone (one of the Firstborn)
SpouseIminyë
ChildrenSeveral
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Imin

Imin was the first of the Fathers of the Elves to awake at Cuiviénen, and the forefather of the Vanyar. His spouse was Iminyë.

History

Imin and Iminyë wandered with the two other Fathers and their spouses, Tata and Tatië, Enel and Enelyë, until they found a group of 12 sleeping Elves which he took with him. That clan was named after him Minyar, the "Firsts".[2]

In the Cuivienyarna, Imin is portrayed as arrogant, due to his being the first Elf to awake. In the process he is seen to be seeking more Elven followers for his clan, and lastly being left with the fewest.

Thereafter, he refused to take the other Elves that they found, hoping to find some group larger than the ones claimed by the other Fathers. However, despite his expectations they found none other and his clan remained with only 14 members.

The clan was later named Vanyar.[3] He also founded the House of Imin.[1]

Genealogy

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

Other versions of the legendarium

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See also

References


Imin
House of Imin
Born: Awoke in Y.T. 1050
None
New position
Chieftain of the Minyar
From Y.T. 1050 - unknown
None
Ingwë, as King of the Vanyar