Varda

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A character from J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy universe, Middle-earth, Varda Elentri is a Vala, wife of Manw.

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

Varda is said to be too beautiful for words. Within her face radiates the light of Iluvatar. She resides with Manw in Valinor. Varda created the stars with the dews from the vats of Telperion, the silver of the Two Trees.

Names

Varda means sublime or lofty in Quenya, and Elentri means Star-queen. An epithet of her is Tintalle which means Star-kindler.

In Sindarin she is also known as Elbereth (Star-queen), Gilthoniel (Starkindler) and Fanuilos (Ever-white). In Telerin she is called Baradis.

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.

            Ilvatar
  __________|_     |  
  |          |     | 
Melkor    Manw = Varda

Note that though Varda and Manw shared a father, they were not considered siblings; however, Manw and Melkor were considered brothers.


Ainur of Middle-earth
Ainulindal (Music of the Ainur)
Lords of the ValarManw | Aul | Orom | Irmo (Lrien) | Nmo (Mandos) | Tulkas | Ulmo
Queens of the ValarVarda | Yavanna | Vna | Est | Vair | Nessa | Nienna
The Enemy:  Morgoth (a.k.a. Melkor)
MaiarEnw | Ilmar | Oss | Uinen | Salmar | Sauron | Melian | Arien | Tilion | Gothmog
Curumo (Saruman) | Olrin (Gandalf) | Aiwendil (Radagast) | Alatar and Pallando | Durin's Bane
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