Sacha

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Sacha was the name of a "fire-fay", according to the early version of the legendarium associated with The Book of Lost Tales.[1]

While nothing else is known about the character specifically, in an addendum to the text The Creatures of the Earth, the fays/spirits associated with the greater Valar are broken down into four elemental groups:[2]

  • Air (consisting of the manir and the súruli)
  • Earth (consisting of the tavari, the nermir, etc.)
  • Water (consisting of the wingildi, the oarni, etc.)
  • Fire - for which no group of spirits is given in the text

It is possible that Sacha belonged to some category of fays/spirits associated with the above mentioned Fire group.[3]

Etymology[edit]

The name Sacha is in Gnomish. According to Paul Strack, it is probably a derivative of the root SAH(Y)A ("be hot").[4] Its Qenya cognate is Sáya.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "I-Lam na-Ngoldathon: The Grammar and Lexicon of the Gnomish Tongue", in Parma Eldalamberon XI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne), p. 66
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Early Qenya and The Valmaric Script", in Parma Eldalamberon XIV (edited by Carl F. Hostetter, Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, and Bill Welden), "The Creatures of the Earth", Valar, p. 10
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Early Qenya and The Valmaric Script", in Parma Eldalamberon XIV (edited by Carl F. Hostetter, Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, and Bill Welden), "The Creatures of the Earth", p. 7
  4. Paul Strack, "G. Sacha m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 2 April 2022)