Minstrels

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Song for a Queen by Elena Kukanova

Minstrels are those persons who had the ability to compose and sing songs. Although many people sang, and a number created songs, only a few became widely famous for their musical compositions. Known by name:

Etymology[edit]

A poetic Quenya word for "minstrel, reciter" was quenso.[6]

Other versions of the legendarium[edit]

According to the early version of the legendarium in The Book of Lost Tales, there were named "three most magic players of the Elves": Dairon, Tinfang Warble and Ivárë.[7]

In the Lay of Leithian, the greatest of the minstrels of the Elves are Tinfang Gelion, Maglor and Daeron.[8]

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