Tavros (wood-fay)

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Tavros was the chief wood-fay, described as the "Blue Spirit of the Woods", according to the early version of the legendarium associated with The Book of Lost Tales.[1]

His home was called Inthavros.[2]

Etymology[edit]

The name Tavros is in Gnomish. It is based on the word tavros ("forest, wooded land"), used as a proper name.[1]

Other versions of the legendarium[edit]

In later versions of the legendarium, Tavros (and afterwards Tauros and Tauron) became a name of Oromë.[3]

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. 69
  2. 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. 51
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, Appendix: Names in the Lost Tales – Part I, p. 267