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Tulkas (from the Valarin Tulukastâz meaning "the Golden-Haired") is a Vala from J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium. He is also called Astaldo, which means "The Valiant". His Primitive Quenya name is Tulkatho. He is the spouse of Nessa. Image File history File links Arda. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Valarin is the tongue of the Ainur. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens mythology, the Valar (singular Vala) are the Powers of Arda, or direct representatives of Eru Ilúvatar (God). ... John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) was an English philologist, writer and university professor, best known as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. ... A map of the Northwestern part of Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ... A legendarium is a book or series of books consisting of a collection of legends. ... Nessa is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ...

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Tulkas is the most warlike of the Valar among those faithful to Ilúvatar (God) and the last of them to descend into Arda, coming to the aid of the others when he heard of their war with Melkor. Melkor fled before him, and the Spring of Arda was begun. The Silmarillion is a collection of J. R. R. Tolkiens works, edited and published posthumously by his son Christopher Tolkien, with assistance from Guy Gavriel Kay, who would later become a noted fantasy fiction writer. ... Eru, also called Ilúvatar (the All High or the Father of All as defined in the index of name elements in The Silmarillion), is the name in the legendarium of J.R.R. Tolkien for the supreme God. ... This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... In the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, Arda is the name given to the Earth in a period of fictional prehistory, wherein the places mentioned in The Lord of the Rings and related material once existed. ... 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. ... The Spring of Arda is a period in the history of J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world of Middle-earth. ...


After the Two Lamps were erected and the Valar had made their first dwelling at Almaren, Tulkas wedded Nessa in a great feast. Being weary and content he slept, and Melkor decided his hour to retaliate had come. In the mythology of J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional Middle-earth, Illuin (Sky-blue) and Ormal (high gold) were great lamps which once stood respectively at the northern and southern ends of Arda. ... Almaren is a fictional location from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... Nessa is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ...


Tulkas is described as delighting in wrestling and contests of strength. He wields no weapon, and rides no steed. As he cares little about either past or future, he is not a good councillor, but nonetheless a very hardy friend. He is described as being slow to wrath, but also slow to forgive—for that reason, he was one of the Valar that opposed the release of Melkor.


Tulkas also tends to be impatient; before the Awakening of the Elves he urged the other Valar to wage war against Melkor. After the Darkening of Valinor he also hurried Fëanor to take a decision about surrendering the Silmarils. ... Darkening of Valinor, in the fictional universe of J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth, is the destruction of the Two Trees of Valinor, at the mound of Ezellohar west of Valmar, by Morgoth and Ungoliant approximately fifty years before the beginning of the First Age. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, Fëanor is a fictional character who is central to Tolkiens mythology as told in The Silmarillion. ... The Silmarils are fictional artifacts from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ...



Ainur from J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium
Ainulindalë (Music of the Ainur)
Lords of the Valar:  Manwë | Ulmo | Aulë | Oromë | Námo (Mandos) | Irmo (Lórien) | Tulkas
Queens of the Valar (The Valier):  Varda | Yavanna | Nienna | Estë | Vairë | Vána | Nessa
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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Tulkas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (240 words)
Tulkas (from the Valarin Tulukastâz) is a Vala from J.
Tulkas was the most warlike of the Valar and the last of them to descend into Arda, coming to the aid of the others when he heard of their war with Melkor.
Tulkas also tends to be impatient; before the Awakening of the Elves he urged the other Valar to wage war against Melkor.
Tulkas (1149 words)
Tulkas the strongest of limbs and the greatest in deeds of prowess he is brave and a mighty warrior and walks unclothed to battle and sport of which wrestling is his best.
The gods went to war and made Melkor captive, uprooted Utumno and Tulkas wrestled with Melkor in year 1099 and casted him on his face, he was bound in Angainor and brought to Valinor year 1100 where he was doomed before the feet of Manwë; to serve 3 Valian ages in the fastness of Mandos.
The Shadow began to grow in Valinor because of Melkor`s lies and in 1490 the truth was discovered at a council, Tulkas and Oromë; pursuited Melkor but he escaped and hided in Arvelin in 1492 gathering strength and plotting evil.
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