The Silmarillion: Places and People (Abbie: 16-30 (Fingolfin- High King of…
The Silmarillion: Places and People
- The foot soldiers of the evil overlords- Morgoth, Sauron, and Saruman. They were bred by Melkor in mockery of the Elves, sometime during the Great Darkness and it is unclear when exactly they were created.
- Spirits that descended to Arda to help the Valar shape the world. There were many of them, though many were not named, and few took visible shapes on Middle-Earth. The Maiar were Ainur and technically any Ainu that is not a Vala is a Maia. Valar's helpers.
- She was a Noldo, one of the Calaquendi, and arguably the most famous and powerful elf of the Third Age. She was one of the bearers of the Three Rings, of Nenya, and with it kept her realm of Lothlórien free of stain.
- Maiar corrupted by Morgoth during the creation of Arda, who cloaked themselves in shadow and flame and carried whips and swords. They are also called Valaraukar, and they were of close relation to Arien, the Maia who called the sun. Servants.
- He was the yougest child of Finwe and Indis and the third King of the Noldor in Valinor. After the fight of the Noldor, he remained in Tirion and ruled the Noldor who remained in Arman.
- The greatest and most trusted servant of Morgoth before and during the first age. He was originally as Maia named Mairon.
- Second High King of the Noldor, eldest and most beloved son of Finwe. he was a great craftsman, gem-smith, and warrior. His most famous deed was the creation of the Silmarils, but he also created the palantiri. In addition to this, he invented the widely-used Tengwar script. His hatred for Morgoth and terrible oath led directly to the great triumphs and tragedies of the First Age.
- One of the two lamps of Valar, made by Aule, filled by Varda and hallowed by Manwe in ancient days to bring light to the world. It was destroyed by Melkor and where it fell it created the inland Sea of Helcar. It was set up in the Northern part of Middle-Earth and the other lamp, Ormal, was set in the South.
- High King of Noldor, he was the eldest son of Finwe and Indis. He was the strongest of the sons of Finwe and he took power when his father was slain by Morgoth.
- Name given by the Elves to their own kind while they dwelt at Cuivienen. It is the plural form of Quende.
- The first high king of the Noldor, who lead his people on the journey from Middle-Earth to valinor in the blessed realm of Aman. His sons are the following three
- A Quenya name for men, especially the men of the Three Houses of the Edain. It was seldom applied to the men east of the Blue Mountains.
- beings of short stature often friendly with hobbits although long suspicious of Elves. They were typically blacksmiths and stoneworkers. There were several tribes of dwarves. They were not counted as the Children of Iluvatar, their creator was Mahal.
- Those of the second clan of the Elves who came to Aman. They were highly skilled in crafts and gained much knowledge, which they passed on to Men after their exile. Deep Elves
- Name given to the Elves by the Vala Orome when he first saw them wandering in the starlight of Cuivienen. At first, the name was applied to all Elves but after the summons of Valar, it came to be used only for the West-Elves who followed the summons and began the great journey. The elves that left to Valinor.
Children of Illúvatar
- Elves and men. Eru created these all on his own, following the creation of the earth. Elves came first, and then mankind came following the creation of the sun and the moon.
- the term used for the whole star system containing the planet, Arda which contains the continent, Middle-Earth. This idea was first conceived by Eru who spoke it into actuality. AKA the universe. Similar to the early Christain views where the Earth is the center of the solar system.
- the ruler of what the earth is made of and what is below it. He is also the lord of Smiths. His greatest works are the creation of the shells of the moon and the sun. Called the Two Lamps of the Valar.
- also known as earth, is where all of the peoples of Middle-Earth and the Valinor lived. It was created through the music of the Ainur and was set aside for the elves and human beings to live on. When Eä was created, many of the Ainur decided to live there. The flat Arda was surrounded by oceans and lit up by lamps. The growth of creatures and plants created the first spring. Melkor ended this time by launching a surprise attack, destroying the lamps and the world layout.
- king of the sky and wind and the ruler of the Valar. Although Melkor was the most powerful, Manwe was able to understand Eru, so he became the supreme ruler.
- The most angry of the lords. He is also the mightiest. Huntsman, and lord of feasts. Associated with beasts and animals in the forest.
- the wife to Aulë. She is the giver of fruit and the lady of the Earth. She is responsible for all growing things on Earth and fruit. Goddess of fertility, nature, and crops
- The Valar are 14 of the Ainur who entered the world following its creation, to give order and combat evil. They began shaping the world as early as the Music of the Ainur, and each added their own individual parts.
- the sea kind and the lord of waters. He is lonely and constantly changing his location. Ulmo is a lover of water and one of the chief architects. He is responsible for controlling the ocean. Everyone fears the sea (including Melkor) because it is so unpredictable. He prefers to dwell in the deeps of rivers and the sea.
- the greatest enemy of all. He who arises at Might. He does not go by this however, as after he disturbed the elves they would not utter the name. Instead, they call him "Morgoth, the Dark Enemy of the World". When the Ainur's music was created, he decided to go off the beat and play what he wanted. Similar to the idea of Satan (two names, fallen angel).
- Doorsman and a judge of the dead. He is one of the Fëanturi (master of spirits). He is responsible for the judgement of the dead spirits and elves. (applies to the person and the place of the dead).
- meaning "the land of the Valar" or, "The Land Across the Sea", is the home of the Valar on earth. They migrated here after being driven off of their island in the lake following the mass destruction caused my Melkor.
- The Ainur (in the singular form Ainu) are the first and most powerful beings in the world. The Ainur were spirits that existed with Eru before time. Through their music, the world was created. Many of the Ainur descended into Arda (the world) and guided it. 15 of those who descended became the most powerful, called the Valar. The fifteenth was Melkor. He became the first dark power because he turned down the ideas of Eru.
- this is the music of the Ainur. The first thing that Ilvutar created was the Ainur and made them sing and create music in harmony. Eru created the first theme of bringing music the heaven, and the group realized that as more understanding and knowledge was gained, their music became more harmonious.
- AKA Eru. He is the single creator and maker of Arda (the world). In the beginning, Eru created the Ainur, the angelic beings that would later gain control over the elf and human lands. Uru created elves and mankind all on his own without the help of the Ainur. Almost like the Judeo-Christain God
- wood elves/grey elves
- are also called the fair elves, the light elves, and the spear-elves. They are the first and smallest family link to the Elves. The Vanyar are ruled by Ingwë. They are the fairest of all of the elves. Despite other elves's love for sea and building, these elves focus their culture on the gods and the Valar. These elves have the greatest poetry skill and are loved by Manwë. Their hair is golden. These elves decend from Imin, who was the first elf to awaken to the world. They never leave.
Two Trees of Valinor
- These trees were created to bring light to the Ea. They grew in the presence of Valar and were watered by the tears of Nienna. They replaced the Lamps of Valar. :
- One of the Trees of Valinor. This is the silver tree that was considered a male. Eldest.
- the golden tree with female representation.
Lamps of Valar
- These were the original sources of light for the world. Aulë and Yavanna created two lamps to light up the world. Yarda filled the lamps with light while Manwë hollowed them.
- aka High Gold, is the lamp placed on a pillar in Ringol by Aulë to give light to the Valar. It is the southernmost of the two lamps.
- is the furthest north of the lights. It rest upon the pillar of Helcar
- Utumno is the first fortress of Melkor. It is located on the Northern part of Middle-Earth. It existed before the time of the First Age. The fortress was deeply dug by Melkor himself durning the time of the lamps. The fortress was crafted in a place in the Iron Mountains where neither of lamps supplied light to. Trolls, cruel spirits, phantoms, wraiths, and evil deamons were bred and lived here and in the surrounding forests. From this evil lair, Melkor was able to interfere with the work of the Valar. Soon him and his servants destroyed the lamps and ruined the world.