Naimi

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Naimi
Elf
Biographical Information
Other namesÉadgifu (OE)
LocationTol Eressëa
Family
ParentageUnknown (niece of Vairë)
SpouseEriol
ChildrenHeorrenda & possibly HendwineNB
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Naimi was the niece of Vairë, an Elf of Tol Eressëa, according to the early version of the legendarium in The Book of Lost Tales. She married Eriol, the Mannish mariner, after he was made young again by limpë, and had a son with him called Heorrenda.[1]

She is only mentioned in one outline for the continuation of the Lost Tales, and nothing else is known about her.

Etymology[edit]

The name Naimi is in Qenya, but its meaning is unclear.[2]

She was also called Éadgifu in Old English,[1] consisting of the elements éad ("blessedness") + gifu ("gift").[3]

Genealogy[edit]

 
 
Wóden[4]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Heden
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tulkastor
 
 
 
Valwë
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beorn
d. 5th century
 
Eoh
d. 5th century
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
sibling
 
Vairë
 
Lindo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cwén
fl. 5th century
 
Eriol
fl. 5th century
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NAIMI*NB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hengest
fl. 5th century
 
Horsa
fl. 5th century
 
Heorrenda
fl. 5th century
 
Hendwine*NB
fl. 5th century
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

* See below.

Other versions of the legendarium[edit]

In one note to The Cottage of Lost Play, there appears a character called Nelmir. In that text, she is depicted as the wife of Eriol and the mother of Heorrenda and Hendwine, a character who doesn't appear in any of the narratives of The Book of Lost Tales.[5]

Nothing else is known about her and her relation to Lindo and Vairë, and it is unclear if Nelmir was supposed to be just another name for Naimi or an altogether separate character.

The name Nelmir seems to be in Qenya, but, as with Naimi, its meaning is unclear.[2]

See also[edit]

References