Meássë

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Meássë
Vala
"Makar and Measse (right)" by A-denn
Biographical Information
Other namesRávi, Tarkil (Q)
Mechos/Mechothli (G)
LocationValinor
Family
SiblingsMakar
Physical Description
GenderFemale
WeaponrySpear[1]:78
GalleryImages of Meássë

Meássë was a Vala only appearing in the earliest versions of the legendarium in The Book of Lost Tales. She is described as the "warrior goddess" and an "Amazon with bloody arms". She was the "fierce sister" of Makar.

History

Measse by A-denn

Meássë was among the Ainur who aligned themselves with Melko during the Music of the Ainur.[1]:67

Upon their arrival to Valinor, she and her brother Makar made an abode in the northern Aman, close to the Halls of Mandos.[1]:79 She, along with her brother, rode often to the Great Lands, where they hunted wolves and bears in the black mountains.[1]

When the Elves awoke, and the Valar invited them to live among the Gods, she backed Makar in his opposition to the rest of them, saying that Valinor was built for the Valar only.[2]

She joined her brother and the rest of the Valar in the pursuit of Melko and his servants, who were escaping from Valinor after the destruction of the Two Trees.[3]

Etymology

Meássë is a Qenya name, deriving from the root MEHE ("ooze?") and related to the word mear ("gore"). Its Gnomish equivalent is Mechos or Mechothli.[4]

Among her other names was Rávi (related to ravennë "she-lion").,[4] as well as Tarkil, deriving from the root TARA ("to batter, thud, beat").[5]

Genealogy

Makar
MEÁSSË

References