Valar: The Valar were Ainur. Each was granted insight into a specific part of Ilúvatar's thought, and was therefore more aligned in spirit with that part. Upon the creation of Earth the fourteen greatest Ainur who entered Eä, save Melkor who rebelled against Ilúvatar, were called the Valar. They shaped Arda using their godlike powers over its physical matter, preparing it for the awakening of the Children of Ilúvatar. They include Manwë, Ulmo, Aulë, Oromë, Mandos (Námo), Lórien (Irmo), Tulkas, Varda, Yavanna, Nienna, Estë, Vairë, Vána, and Nessa.