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In J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy universe, Middle-earth, the Valar are the Powers of Arda who live on the Western continent of Aman. J. R. R. Tolkien in 1972, in his study at Merton Street (from by H. Carpenter) John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) is the author of The Hobbit and its sequel The Lord of the Rings. ... Look up Fantasy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary For other definitions of fantasy, see fantasy (psychology). ... A map of the Northwestern part of Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ... A map of Aman, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ...


The Valar were the fourteen powerful spirits of the race of the Ainur who entered Arda after its creation to give order to the world and combat the evils of Melkor. They dwelt originally on the Isle of Almaren, but after its destruction, long before the Awakening of the Elves, they moved to Aman and founded Valinor. Many fantasy stories and worlds call their main sapient humanoid species races rather than species. ... The Holy Ones (singular Ainu), the first beings created by Ilúvatar, the order of the Valar and Maiar, made before Eä. There was Eru, the One, who in Arda is called Ilúvatar; and he made first the Ainur, the Holy Ones, that were the offspring of his thought. ... 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. ... 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. ... Almaren is a fictional location from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... For alternate meanings, see Lightning (disambiguation). ... A map of Aman, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ... A map of Aman and Valinor. ...


They were the greatest of the Ainur who witnessed the Vision of Ilúvatar and so came to create Arda. Melkor came to Arda to claim it for his own. 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. ...


Manwë and Melkor fought, and Manwë called other spirits to help him in his battle. Among these were the other Valar and the Maiar. Melkor withdrew from the battle, and the others continued their creation of the World. But Melkor saw this, and returned to fight for control of Arda. The Maiar are a fictional race from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ...


The Valar have no fixed shape, but often take the shapes of Men and Elves, or they can remain invisible.


The Valar are not Gods, though Men often mistake them as such. They are actually emissaries or regents of Ilúvatar, the monotheistic God of the world, who rarely directly intervenes in the world's course of events.

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These are the names of the Valar as they were known to the Eldar. In Middle-earth, they were known by other names of Sindarin origin; for example they called Varda Elbereth. Men knew them by many other names, and sometimes worshipped them as Gods. The Dwarves called Aulë, their creator, Mahal. It should be noted that, with the exception of Oromë, the names listed below are not actual names but rather titles: the true names of the Valar are nowhere recorded. Male Valar are called "Lords of the Valar"; females are called "Queens of the Valar," or Valier. 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. ... Sindarin is an artificial language (or conlang) developed 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. Varda means sublime or lofty, and Elentári means Star-queen. ... 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. ... The Dwarves of J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth are beings of short stature who all possess beards (even the women), and are often friendly with Hobbits although long suspicious of Elves. ...


Lords of the Valar

  • Manwë Súlimo, King of the Valar
  • Ulmo, King of the Sea
  • Aulë, the Smith
  • Oromë Aldaron, the Great Rider
  • Námo (Mandos), Judge of the Dead
  • Irmo (Lórien), Master of Dreams and Desires
  • Tulkas Astaldo, Champion of Valinor

A fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens 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. ... Ulmo is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... Aulë is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium. ... Oromë is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... Mandos is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... Irmo is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium. ... In J.R.R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, two places are known as Lórien, both exceptionally beautiful. ... Tulkas (from the Valarin Tulukastâz) is a Vala from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium. ...

Queens of the Valar (Valier)

  • Varda Elentári, Queen of the Stars, wife of Manwë
  • Yavanna Kementári (Palùrien), Giver of Fruits, wife of Aulë
  • Nienna, Lady of Mercy
  • Estë the Gentle
  • Vairë the Weaver
  • Vána the Ever-young
  • Nessa the Dancer

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. ... Yavanna Kementári is a Vala from J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium. ... Nienna is a Vala from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... Estë is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... Vairë the Weaver is a Vala from the world of J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... Vána is the name of a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium. ... Nessa is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ...

Other names

The Aratar (Sindarin: Exalted) or High Ones of Arda are the eight greatest of the Valar: Manwë, Varda, Ulmo, Yavanna, Aulë, Mandos, Nienna, and Oromë. Melkor, the most powerful of all, is not counted among them. Sindarin is an artificial language (or conlang) developed by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... A fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens 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. ... 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. ... Ulmo is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... Yavanna Kementári is a Vala from J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium. ... Aulë is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium. ... Mandos is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... Nienna is a Vala from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... Oromë is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ...


Lórien and Mandos are brothers and are referred to collectively as the Fëanturi or "Masters of Spirits". Irmo is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium. ... Mandos is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ...


See also


Valaquenta is the second part of The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien. ...

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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Valar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (497 words)
Tolkien's fantasy universe, Middle-earth, the Valar are the Powers of Arda who live on the Western continent of Aman.
The Aratar (Sindarin: Exalted) or High Ones of Arda are the eight greatest of the Valar: Manwë, Varda, Ulmo, Yavanna, Aulë, Mandos, Nienna, and Oromë.
Ilúvatar brought the Valar (and all of the Ainur) into being by his thought, and may therefore be considered their father.
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