Imin

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Imin
Minya
Alystraea - The First Elves - Cuivienyarna.jpg
"The First Elves - Cuivienyarna" (from left to right: Enel, Enelyë, Tatië, Tata, Imin, Iminyë) by Alystraea
Biographical Information
PronunciationQ, pron. [ˈimin]
PositionLeader of the Minyar
LocationCuiviénen
LanguageProto-Quendian
Birthawoke in Y.T. 1050
Cuiviénen
Notable forbeing the first of the Elf-fathers to awake
Family
ParentageNone (one of the Firstborn)
SpouseIminyë
Childrenseveral
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Imin

Imin was the first Elf to awake at Cuiviénen, and one of the three Elf-fathers. His spouse was Iminyë.

History[edit]

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

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.[1] He also founded the House of Imin.[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
 
 

See also[edit]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar", pp. 380-1
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Carl F. Hostetter (ed.), The Nature of Middle-earth, "Part One. Time and Ageing: XIII. Key Dates", p. 95
Imin
Born: Y.T. 1150 Died: Unknown
None
New title
Chieftain of the Minyar
From Y.T. 1050
None
Ingwë, as King of the Vanyar