Discussion in '"The Silmarillion"' started by Êurlond, Sep 25, 2016.
Nienna the weeper.
Grief is a powerful healer.
Nienna is my favorite. All the Valar are benevolent and selfless, but Nienna takes that to a critical point. Also, Gandalf learned wisdom with her, and Gandalf is my favorite character in the Legendarium.
Well, this may be a little unhelpful: but I’ll endorse anyone, so long as it ain’t Manwe.
I think he was a bad CEO, given the amount of destruction Melkor got away with on his watch. There is a line in either the Sil or UT which stated that Manwe was so elevated in mind/spirit that he couldn’t even fully comprehend evil. (I’ll have to find the exact quote). While being lofty and pure was certainly admirable, it made hime a really poor choice for head-honcho, especially when you have an evil dude like Melkor running around. Also, I think he could've taken the time to show up (in person) for the War of Wrath, instead of just 'phoning it in'.
But if pressed for an answer, I do fancy his wife, Varda. After all, she made the stars, and inspired the elves to the most beautiful poetry !
Snow-white! Snow-white! O Lady clear!
O Queen beyond the Western Seas!
O Light to us that wander here
Amid the world of woven trees!
Gilthoniel! O Elbereth!
Clear are thy eyes and bright thy breath!
Snow-white! Snow-white! We sing to thee
In a far land beyond the Sea.
O stars that in the Sunless Year
With shining hand by her were sown,
In windy fields now bright and clear
We see your silver blossom blown!
O Elbereth! Gilthoniel!
We still remember, we who dwell
In this far land beneath the trees,
Thy starlight on the Western Seas.
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