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In the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Vanyar are the fairest and most noble of the High Elves. They are the smallest of the three clans of the Eldar, and were the first to arrive in Aman. According to legend, the clan was founded by Imin, the first Elf to awake at Cuiviénen, his wife Iminyë, and their twelve companions; but it was Ingwë, the first Vanya to travel with Oromë to Valinor, who became their king. They speak Quendya, a dialect of Quenya found only in Valinor. 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. ... Celeborn (portrayed by Marton Csokas), an Elf in Peter Jacksons adaptation of The Fellowship of the Ring. ... Eldar may refer to: Eldar Djangirov, jazz pianist Eldar is also a known Hebrew name. ... In J.R.R. Tolkiens legendarium, Aman (blessed realm) is a continent that lies to the west of Middle-earth (although it lay in another dimension during the time of The Lord of the Rings), across the great ocean Belegaer. ... ... In the fictional works of J. R. R. Tolkien, Cuiviénen is the land where the Quendi or Elves awoke. ... In the fictional universe of J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth, Ingwë is the leader of the first Kindred of Elves called the Vanyar and the uncle of Indis, wife of Finwë. His name means first one, Chief in Quenya. ... Oromë is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... A fan-created map of Aman and Valinor. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The name Vanyar (singular Vanya) means "(the) Fair" in Quenya, referring to their golden hair (the original meaning of the word "Vanya" approximating as "light/pale"). They are sometimes known, particularly amongst themselves, by their original name Minyar, meaning "the First". The word "vanya" in Quenya is also listed as a verb meaning "to leave/depart/vanish", which may have either arisen due to the almost complete disappearance of this clan early on in Elven history, or given rise to the noun "Vanya(r)" in later times. However, it is unclear if this is the case, and it appears that Tolkien may have dropped the use of "vanya" as a verb in his later conceptions of Quenya. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

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History

According to the Elven legend Cuiviényarna, the Vanyar are descendants of Imil, the first Elf to awake at Cuiviénen, his wife Iminyë, and six other pairs of Elves who were awoken by them. Imil's companions, Tata and Enel, later awoke groups of nine and twelve pairs respectively, and Imil decided that since his group was now the smallest and each group that he and his companions discovered was larger than the last, he would now choose third rather than first in order to make up the numbers. However, only a further two groups were discovered, leaving Imil's group of fourteen by far the smallest of the three Elven clans. ... In the fictional works of J. R. R. Tolkien, Cuiviénen is the land where the Quendi or Elves awoke. ...


When the Elves were discovered by Oromë, each clan chose an ambassador to return with him to Valinor to verify his claims of its greatness. The Minyar (Imil's companions) sent Ingwë. Upon his return, his people were swayed by his testimony and adopted him as their king (appropriate, as the name Ingwë means chieftan in Quenya), and he led them with Oromë to Aman. Ingwë has since been reckoned the High King of all Elves, and became known as Ingwë Ingweron, the "Chief of Chieftains", and his people were known by the rest of the Eldar as the Vanyar. He dwells with them on the slopes of Taniquetil, beneath the halls of Manwë. Oromë is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... A fan-created map of Aman and Valinor. ... In the fictional universe of J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth, Ingwë is the leader of the first Kindred of Elves called the Vanyar and the uncle of Indis, wife of Finwë. His name means first one, Chief in Quenya. ... In J.R.R. Tolkiens legendarium, Aman (blessed realm) is a continent that lies to the west of Middle-earth (although it lay in another dimension during the time of The Lord of the Rings), across the great ocean Belegaer. ... A high king is a king who holds a position of seniority over a group of other kings. ... A fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth, Manwë Súlimo (from the Valarin Mânawenûz) is an Ainu, the King of the Valar, husband of Varda Elentári, brother of the Dark Lord Melkor (Morgoth), and King of Arda. ...


After arriving in Aman, the Vanyar were rarely seen even by other Elves. Very few individual Vanya are named besides Imil, Ingwë, and and his sister (or possibly niece) Indis, the second wife of Finwë (the king of the Noldor) and the mother of Fingolfin and Finarfin, the latter of which founded the only house of Noldorin Elves to sport golden Vanyarin hair. After her husband was killed by Melkor in his attack on Formenos, she returned to her people, along with her daughter Findis. In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world of Middle-earth, Indis was the second wife of Finwë. She had two sons, Fingolfin and Finarfin, and two daughters, Findis and Irimë. She was also the stepmother to Fëanor. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, Finwë, sometimes surnamed Noldóran, is a fictional character who was the first High King of the Elven Noldor to led his people on the journey from Middle-earth to Valinor in the blessed realm of Aman. ... In the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Noldor (meaning those with knowledge) are of the second clan of the Elves who came to Aman, the Tatyar. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, Fingolfin was a High King of the Noldor in Beleriand, second eldest son of Finwë, full brother of Finarfin, and half-brother of Fëanor, who was the eldest of Finwës sons. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, Finarfin was the third son and youngest child of Finwë. Finarfins mother was Indis. ... 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. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Formenos was the stronghold of Fëanor and his sons in the north of Valinor, built after the banishment of Fëanor from Tirion. ... The main part of this article relates to the version of Middle-earths history that is considered canon by most Tolkien fans who accept such labels (see: Middle-earth canon). ...


The pure Vanyar were only seen in Middle-earth once after their departure, when Ingwë's son Ingwion led an armed host of his people from Valinor to fight in the War of Wrath. They returned to Aman, along with most of the Eldar living in the now largely destroyed Beleriand, at the end of the First Age. In the fictional universe of J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth, Ingwion is the son of Ingwë, the leader of the first Kindred of Elves called the Vanyar. ... Combatants Host of the Valar, Edain Servants of Morgoth Commanders Eönwë, Eärendil Morgoth, Ancalagon the Black† Casualties Unknown Most balrogs, uncounted legions of Orcs In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the War of Wrath, or the Great Battle was the final war against Morgoth at the... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Beleriand was the region of northwestern Middle-earth during the First Age. ...


Though no pure Vanyar has set foot in Middle-earth after the great journey, save for the War of Wrath, it was through Indis, the second wife of Finwë (the king of the Noldor) and the mother of Fingolfin and Finarfin, that some Vanyar did come to Middle-earth, notably bringing their features such as their distinguishing golden Vanyarin hair. In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world of Middle-earth, Indis was the second wife of Finwë. She had two sons, Fingolfin and Finarfin, and two daughters, Findis and Irimë. She was also the stepmother to Fëanor. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, Finwë, sometimes surnamed Noldóran, is a fictional character who was the first High King of the Elven Noldor to led his people on the journey from Middle-earth to Valinor in the blessed realm of Aman. ... In the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Noldor (meaning those with knowledge) are of the second clan of the Elves who came to Aman, the Tatyar. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, Fingolfin was a High King of the Noldor in Beleriand, second eldest son of Finwë, full brother of Finarfin, and half-brother of Fëanor, who was the eldest of Finwës sons. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, Finarfin was the third son and youngest child of Finwë. Finarfins mother was Indis. ...


Quendya

As the favoured Elves of Manwë, the Vanyar would have been more closely involved with the Valar and Maiar than the Noldor and Teleri, which presumably would have prompted at least some differences in their culture. The Vanyarin dialect of Quenya, known as Quendya, would seem to suggest this, incorporating as it does several words derived from Valarin which are not found in the Noldorin dialect, such as tulka ("yellow, from Valarin tulukha(n)), ulban ("blue", presumably from the same root as Valarin ulu/ullu meaning "water"), nasar (red, original Valarin not given) and miruvózë (from mirubhôzê, from which is also derived miruvor, the cordial of Rivendell in The Lord of the Rings). Vanyarin Quenya also retains a distinct accusative case for noun inflections, which was dropped from the exilic Noldorin variety. The Maiar are a race from J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy legendarium. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Location of Rivendell in Middle-earth marked in red Rivendell (Sindarin: Imladris) is an Elven outpost in Middle-earth, a fictional realm created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by the British academic J. R. R. Tolkien. ... The accusative case (abbreviated ACC) of a noun is the grammatical case used to mark the direct object of a transitive verb. ...


Other versions of the legendarium

In the earliest versions of Tolkien's mythology (see: The History of Middle-earth), they were called Teleri, while the elves known as Teleri in the published version of The Silmarillion were called Solosimpi. The History of Middle-earth is a 12-volume series of books published from 1983-1996, that collect and analyse material relating to the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, compiled and edited by his son, Christopher Tolkien. ... The main part of this article relates to the version of Middle-earths history that is considered canon by most Tolkien fans who accept such labels (see: Middle-earth canon). ... 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. ...


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Vanyar - Tolkien Gateway (261 words)
The Vanyar are the highest of the High Elves.
According to legend, the clan was founded by Imin, the first Elf to awake in Cuiviénen, his wife Iminyë, and their twelve companions.
All of the Vanyar journeyed to Valinor before the beginning of the First Age, and remained there.
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