What little we know about the Vanyar?

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  1. Elaini

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    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.
     
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    While the Noldor are the bad asses of the Silmarillion, the sight of many Vanyar definitely means: "The party is over".
     
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    I feel like it says somewhere they are the best singers :confused:
     
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    The same thing is said about Teleri, so I don't know which ones are.

    Also, this is Tolkien's very own art about Taniquetil:

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    His art style is quite abstract, though attractive.

    Looks like the East side of it which means that the Two Trees and the buildings of Vanyar are hidden behind it.

    If Taniquetil is anything like the Mount Everest, the air would be too thin to maintain life at its highest altitude, since many climbers have died trying. Yet Manwë and Varda live on the very peak of Taniquetil. Manwë can make a special climate for the mountain by changing the air mass and Varda can produce heat. The Vanyar could do just fine on their watch.

    The proof in the picture would seem to be the absence of snow.
     
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