Just gathering some quotes about the mysterious yet exalted type of High Elves here... and feel free to add more or analyze some details. All of these are from the books S = Silmarillion, H = History of Middle-Earth (S) Arrival to Valinor: (S) Tirion of Vanyar and Noldor: Which probably means that the marriages in the house of Finwë weren't the only ones between Vanya and a Noldo. (S) Vanyar separates from Noldor: (S) Manwë and Vanyar as poets or lyricists: (H) Ingwë's role in Finwë meeting Indis: (H) Nerdanel and Indis after Ring of Doom: (S) Famed Vanyarin minstrel: (S) Walls of Pelóri: (S) Finrod and Amarië: Also Finrod was a quarter Vanyarin but such blood seemed very dominant in him. (S) Tuor and Idril: Tuor was of course a Man, Idril was about 5/8 Vanya, the rest was Noldor. (H) More titles for the Eldar: Apparently, the preferred weapon of Vanyar is a spear. (S) Vanyar's war in Middle-Earth: Also, before that Maedhros and Maglor disguised themselves to get into Eönwë's camp and slew the guards (probably more Elves, like those three Kinslayings weren't enough already). Their kind is not mentioned.