Category: vanyar

The Silmarillion aesthetics | Valinor | Turgon and Elenwë

for @nolofinwean-week  |
Day 3 – Turgon & Elenwë

The Silmarillion
aesthetic |
beloved of Finrod Felagund

Although in love with one another,

she wasn’t permitted to follow
him. But
it is said that released soon
from Mandos, Finrod went to Valinor and there dwells with Amarië.

The Silmarillion aesthetic | Indis the Fair

There was a fair lady of the Vanyar,
Indis of the House of Ingwë, golden-haired and tall, and in all ways unlike Míriel.

had loved Finwë in her heart, ever since the days when the Vanyar and
the Ñoldor lived close together. In one of his wanderings Finwë met her
again upon the inner slopes of Oiolossë, the Mountain of Manwë and
Varda; and her face was lit by the golden light of Laurelin that was shining in the plain of Ezellohar
below. In that hour Finwë perceived in her eyes the love that had
before been hidden from him. So it came to pass that Finwë and Indis
desired to be wedded

Finwë loved her greatly, and was glad again.

The Silmarillion aesthetic |
Ingwë Ingweron | The High King of all the Elves

Ingwë is the King of the Vanyar and the High King of all the Elves. He was the leader of the first Kindred of Elves of the Vanyar tribe and his name means “first one, Chief” in Quenya.

Ingwë was reckoned as High King of all the Eldalië, the Elves of the Great Journey, and because of this he is called Ingwë Ingweron, the “Chief of the Chieftains”. He lived in Taniquetil, ruling from beneath Manwë High King of Arda.

amazing art (detail) by Choistar

The Silmarillion aesthetic |

According to the Quenta Silmarillion, Amarië did not follow Finrod into exile. The Grey Annals add to this that she wasn’t permitted to follow
him. In the Shibboleth of Fëanor we read that ‘Finrod left his wife in Valinor and had no children
in exile’. No name is given here, but it seems likely that this refers
to to Amarië. 
After his death
Finrod went to the Halls of Mandos, ‘but it is said that released soon
from Mandos, he went to Valinor and there dwells with Amarië (Grey


Indis of the Vanyar

What a beautiful Queen!

The Silmarillion aesthetic | Crossover with France | Noldor, Sindar & Vanyar

The Great age –
Le Grand Siècle


– 1715

The Ancien Regime (The Galant Era) –
La Fête Galante 1715 – 1789

Beautiful Era

– La Belle Époque 1879 – 1914

The Silmarillion aesthetic | t h e   v a n y a r

The Vanyar are the fairest of all the elves hence their name: the Fair Elves. Unlike the others who were attracted to the sea or the building and forging of things, the Vanyar culture seemed to revolve about Valar and Valinor.

The Silmarillion aesthetic |
the wife of Turgon


followed her family to the departure of the Noldor from Aman.

is the only known full Vanya who accompanied the Flight of the Noldor and came under the Doom of Mandos. As

died before reaching Middle-earth, no Vanya is specifically known to have returned to Middle-earth (excepting the Valinorean army of the War of Wrath).

She was one of the Vanyar, and her golden hair passed to Idril her daughter. Elenwë perished in the crossing of the Helcaraxë and
Turgon was nearly lost himself in attempts to rescue her.