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Wives of the Elf-Fathers

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The Wives of the Elf-Fathers were the spouses to the three Elf-fathers who were the first Elves to awake by the bay of Cuiviénen on the inland Sea of Helcar. Their names were Iminyë, Tatië, and Enelyë. Their husbands are (respectively) Imin, Tata, and Enel.[1]

Other versions of the legendarium

In The Nature of Middle-earth, Oromë brought the Western Corn seed that was used in art of the making of lembas. He taught this art to the Three Elderwomen of the Elves, rather than the Yavannildi.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, page 380-381
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Carl F. Hostetter (ed.), The Nature of Middle-earth, "Part Three. The World, its Lands, and its Inhabitants: IV. The Making of Lembas", Text 2 and note 2