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A character from J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy universe, Middle-earth, Varda Elentári is a Vala, wife of Manwë. “Tolkien” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Fantasy (disambiguation). ... A map of the Northwestern part of Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ... The Valar (singular Vala) are characters in J.R.R. Tolkiens legendarium. ... Manwë Súlimo is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium. ...

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Varda, also known as "Queen of the stars" is said to be too beautiful for words; within her face radiates the light of Ilúvatar. She resides with Manwë with whom she shares a complementary power. When they are together Manwë "sees further than all other eyes, through mist, and through darkness, and over the leagues of the sea" and Varda "hears more clearly than all other ears the sound of voices that cry from east to west". Varda created the stars before the Valar descended into the world, and later with the dews from the vats of Telperion she made the constellations, most significantly The Sickle of the Valar (The Big Dipper). Image File history File links Arda. ... 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 Súlimo is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium. ... 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. ... Photo of the familiar constellation Orion. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, the Valacirca (Sickle of the Valar) is a constellation of seven stars set in the sky by Varda as an enduring warning to Melkor and his servants. ... Big Dipper map A group of the brightest stars of the constellation Ursa Major, the Great Bear, form a well-known asterism that has been recognized as a distinct grouping in many cultures from time immemorial. ...


When Melkor first began to create his discord, Varda saw his mind, and rejected him. Melkor fears and hates Varda the most out of the Valar. 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. ...

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Varda means sublime or lofty in Quenya, and Elentári means Star-queen. An epithet of her is Tintallë which means Star-kindler. Quenya is one of the fictional languages spoken by the Elves (the Quendi) the ones who speak. The first-found children of Ilúvatar, in the fantasy works of J. R. R. Tolkien. ...


In Sindarin she is also known as Elbereth (Star-queen), Gilthoniel (Starkindler) and Fanuilos (Ever-white). In Primitive Quenya she was called Barathī, from which the Old Sindarin name Barathi. In Telerin she is called Baradis. In Adûnaic her name was Avradî. Sindarin is an artificial language (or conlang) developed by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... In the context of J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium, Telerin can refer to the following: As a language: the language of the Teleri of Valinor, derived from Common Telerin but considered a Quenya dialect; Common Telerin, the original tongue that led to Valinorean Telerin and Sindarin; Falathrin...


She is also referred to by the epithets The Kindler, Lady of the Stars, Queen of the Stars, Snow-white. They are translations of her Elvish names.


In Popular Culture

In NetHack and some other roguelike games, the name Elbereth is used as a protective charm.[1] This article is about the role-playing game. ... A roguelike is a computer game that borrows some of the elements of the 1980s computer game Rogue. ...


In the English localization of the Playstation game Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Alucard can receive an item named "Ring of Varda", with the description "Golden ring to rule over all!". Many such Middle-earth references were inserted into the English localization, most with very little regard to the source material. Varda has nothing whatsoever to do with the One Ring. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (SOTN) is a Japanese action-adventure game developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo and published by Konami for the Sony PlayStation video game console. ... The Ring of Varda is a rare collectible item from the PlayStation game Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Varda in Music

  • The metal band Dark Moor has a song named Starsmaker(Elbereth).
  • Ecuadorian based Progressive Instrumental Rock Band shares the name Varda.
  • Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish mentions Elbereth in their song "Wishmaster".
  • DJ Elbereth from Rancho Cordova, CA.

Nightwish is a Finnish Symphonic metal band formed in 1996 in the town of Kitee. ...

See also

  • A Elbereth Gilthoniel

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Varda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (335 words)
Tolkien's fantasy universe, Middle-earth, Varda Elentári is a Vala, wife of Manwë.
Varda is said to be too beautiful for words; within her face radiates the light of Iluvatar.
Varda created the stars before the Valar descended into the world, and later with the dews from the vats of Telperion she made the constellations, most significantly The Sickle of the Valar (The Big Dipper).
Film/Art: Varda, Etc, Etc...Cinema Scope Magazine Online (1801 words)
Varda was so entranced by “Partners,” an art exhibition at Munich’s Haus de Kunst late last year (after its earlier Toronto launch), that she found herself thinking beyond the complexities of the show, to the mind—obviously sagacious and obsessive—of its curator.
Varda equates the fl-framed photographs, hung from floor to ceiling, to urns (“boîtes de vies”) in a columbarium, and the room suddenly shifts from life to death.
Varda, ever preoccupied with the tension and unique relationship between photography and film (and time and memory) revisits a photo she took in 1954.
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