Valimar

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Valimar
City
"Varda and Manwë in Valinor" by Ted Nasmith
General Information
Other namesValmar
LocationNear Ezellohar, at the heart of Valinor
TypeCity
DescriptionCity of many bells
People and History
InhabitantsValar
Maiar
Later Vanyar
EventsDestruction of the Two Trees

Valimar or Valmar (Q, pron. N. [ˈvalimar], V. [ˈβalimar]) was the city of many bells in the heart of Valinor where many of the Valar and Maiar dwelt. It lay on the Girdle of Arda in the east-central part of the Plain of Valinor, west of Taniquetil.[1]

The Two Trees of Valinor grew nearby on the mound of Ezellohar. It is said that the houses in Valimar had roofs of gold and their floors silver and their doors were of polished bronze; and that they were lifted with spells and their stones were bound with magic.

Etymology

The name Valimar means "dwelling of the Valar" (from Vala and mar = "dwelling, abode").[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Beginning of Days"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 74
Ainur
Valar Lords Manwë · Ulmo · Aulë · Oromë · Mandos · Irmo · Tulkas · Melkor
Valier Varda · Yavanna · Nienna · Estë · Vairë · Vána · Nessa
Maiar Arien · Blue Wizards · Eönwë · Gandalf · Ilmarë · Melian · Ossë · Radagast · Salmar · Saruman · Tilion · Uinen
Úmaiar Sauron · Balrogs (Gothmog · Durin's Bane) · Boldogs
Concepts and locations Almaren · Aratar (indicated in italics) · Creation of the Ainur · Fana · Máhanaxar · Ainulindalë · Order of Wizards (indicated in bold) · Second Music of the Ainur · Timeless Halls · Valarin · Valinor · Valimar