Who is your Favorite Valar?

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    Nienna the weeper.
    Grief is a powerful healer.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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