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A fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkien's universe, Middle-earth, Manwë Súlimo (from the Valarin Mânawenûz) is the King of the Valar, husband of Varda Elentári, brother of the Dark Lord Melkor (Morgoth), and King of Arda. He lives atop Mount Taniquetil, the highest mountain of the world. The winds and airs are his servants. J. R. R. Tolkien in 1916. ... A map of the Northwestern part of Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Valarin is the tongue of the Valar and Maiar. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy universe, Middle-earth, the Valar are the Powers of Arda who live on the Western continent of Aman. ... For other entries that have the same name, see Varda (disambiguation) A character from J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy universe, Middle-earth, Varda Elentári is a Vala, wife of Manwë. When Melkor first began to create his discord, Varda saw his mind, and hated him. ... Dark Lord (also known as an Evil Overlord) is a name often used in fiction to talk about a powerful villain with evil henchmen, especially when the real name is thought to bring bad luck. ... Morgoth Bauglir (Morgoth means The Dark Enemy, Bauglir is The Constrainer), originally named Melkor (He Who Arises in Might), is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... A map of Arda before the end of the First Age, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda In the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, Arda is the world in which all of the events occur, including the continents of Middle-earth and Aman. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world of Middle-earth, Taniquetil (from Valarin Dâhan-igwiš-telgûn) is the tallest mountain in Arda on the shores of Valinor. ...

Manwë is (after Melkor) the eldest of the Ainur, and the one that best understood the will of Eru. When Melkor created the discord in the Music of the Ainur, Manwë took over leading the song. When Arda was formed, Manwë was appointed Ruler of Arda, hence his most common title, the Elder King. Manwë was a kind, compassionate ruler, unconcerned with his own power. But he did not understand evil, even in the form of his own brother. He released Melkor from Mandos, thus allowing him to cause the distrust of Fëanor, the Poisoning of the Two Trees, the murder of Finwë, the theft of the Silmarils, and the revolt of the Ñoldor. To hearten the Eldar, he had Aulë fashion the Sun and the Moon, for he knew the rising of the Atani was coming soon, and sent Thorondor and the Eagles to watch them. After Morgoth's fall, Manwë cast him into the void. In the Final Battle, when Melkor escapes, it is said that the Elder King and the Dark Lord will battle on the Plains of Valinor, but that they will not slay each other. Eru (the One), also called Ilúvatar (the Father of All), is the name in the legendarium of J.R.R. Tolkien for the supreme God, the creator of the angels (Ainur) and the universe (Eä). ... The Ainulindalë is the title of the first part of The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Mandos is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... Fëanor is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle_earth universe, and central to Tolkiens mythology as told in The Silmarillion. ... The Two Trees of Valinor in the fictional universe of J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth are Telperion and Laurelin, the Silver Tree and the Gold that brought light to the Land of the Valar in ancient times. ... Finwë is a fictional character in the fantasy universe of J.R.R. Tolkien. ... The Silmarils are fictional artifacts from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... The main part of this article relates to the last versions of Middle-earths history, and as such may controvert parts of The Silmarillion. ... Eldar is the name J. R. R. Tolkien in his fictional universe of Middle-earth gave to those of the Elves that accepted the summons of Oromë. ... Aulë is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium. ... The race of Men in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth books, such as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, refers to humanity and does not denote gender. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth universe Thorondor was the greatest of the Eagles of Manwë. Spoiler warning: Thorondor (Quenya, Sorontar, both of which mean King of Eagles) was sent by Manwë, king of the Valar, to watch over the Ñoldor after they arrived in Beleriand. ... The term Final Battle in this article refers to the expression used in the works of J. R. R. Tolkien. ... A map of Aman and Valinor A fictional location from J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, Valinor (meaning Land of the Valar) is the realm of the Valar in Aman, the place to which they moved after being driven from Almaren by Melkor. ...


Manwë dresses in blue robes and has blue eyes. He wields a scepter of sapphire made for him by the Ñoldor. The Vanyar are his favorite Elves, and they live with him and Varda on Mount Taniquetil. The main part of this article relates to the last versions of Middle-earths history, and as such may controvert parts of The Silmarillion. ...


Manwë means Blessed One. Súlimo means Lord of the Winds. His titles include Elder King, High King of Arda, King of Arda, Lord of the Breath of Arda and Lord of the West.


Manwë's genealogy

 Ilúvatar __________|_ | | | | Melkor Manwë = Varda 

Note that though Varda and Manwë shared a father, they were not considered siblings; however, Manwë and Melkor were considered brothers. Eru (the One), also called Ilúvatar (the Father of All), is the name in the legendarium of J.R.R. Tolkien for the supreme God, the creator of the angels ( Ainur) and the universe ( Eä). ... Morgoth Bauglir (Morgoth means The Dark Enemy, Bauglir is The Constrainer), originally named Melkor (He Who Arises in Might), is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... For other entries that have the same name, see Varda (disambiguation) A character from J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy universe, Middle-earth, Varda Elentári is a Vala, wife of Manwë. When Melkor first began to create his discord, Varda saw his mind, and hated him. ...




Ainur of Middle-earth
Ainulindalë (Music of the Ainur)
Lords of the Valar: Manwë | Aulë | Oromë | Irmo (Lórien) | Námo (Mandos) | Tulkas | Ulmo
Queens of the Valar: Varda | Yavanna | Vána | Estë | Vairë | Nessa | Nienna
The Enemy: Morgoth (a.k.a. Melkor)
Maiar: Eönwë | Ilmarë | Ossë | Uinen | Salmar | Sauron | Melian | Arien | Tilion | Gothmog
Curumo (Saruman) | Olórin (Gandalf) | Aiwendil (Radagast) | Alatar and Pallando | Durin's Bane

 
 

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