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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 250 - Sentence

29th October 2015 (15:29)

Ilmarë and Eönwë being brother and sister is something that goes back to the earliest stories (where they were the children of Manwë and Varda). This, of course, is a reference to the line in the Silmarillion that it was 'no lesser herald of Manwë' who will appear in the next chapter. :)

    Part 250 Sentence

    Next time: Part 251: Prophecy of the North

    Chibis by the now-dead website formerly known as tektek.org
    Original story by and copyright to J R R Tolkien, ed. C Tolkien: Primarily based on the Silmarillion, but incorporating ideas from the 12-volume History of Middle Earth series.
    Questions and comments welcome!


    Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
    Posted at: 29th October 2015 17:22 (UTC)

    Aulë: "Can I pretend I'm about to drop a mountain on their heads, but then not do it at the last minute?"

    Manwë: "No."

    Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
    Posted at: 29th October 2015 18:36 (UTC)

    "Whoops! Butterfingers!"

    Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
    Posted at: 29th October 2015 18:13 (UTC)

    Awww - poor Eönwë - all dressed up with nowhere to go!

    Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
    Posted at: 29th October 2015 18:36 (UTC)

    Actually, I've just noticed his halo is missing. Either that or he and Ilmarë share one between them...

    Posted by: Garth St.Claire (Garth St.Claire)
    Posted at: 29th October 2015 18:43 (UTC)

    With this sentence alone chibi Ilmare has done more on page than original Ilmare. Which is a pity I always wanted to hear more about her.

    Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
    Posted at: 29th October 2015 18:56 (UTC)

    I do have a plotbunny where Ilmarë and Lissiel (my OC, Nerdanel's chief handmaiden, from earlier) become BFFs and go on adventures together. But no, in canon I don't think she does anything except exist and have a name. (Which means 'starlight', related to Ilmen 'firmament'.)

    Apparently Tolkien did jot a note down that there's a story concerning her and the Man in the Moon (Uolë Kúvion, an elf who stowed away on the moon when it was first launched in order to tend the last flower of Telperion). But nothing exists of it except the title.

    Posted by: Garth St.Claire (Garth St.Claire)
    Posted at: 29th October 2015 19:46 (UTC)

    Well in the very early drafts of Alfwine's travels (so early that they are only notes, mentioned by christopher Tolkien in the BOLT) Ilmarie (known as Eirinti, the Goddess of Love, Music and Beauty) lived in Tol-Eressa with the exiled elves and was the one who gave Alfwine limpe so that he could stay with the elves (the role Meril-i-Torinqui had later) but then she just disappeared.

    Didn't know about the story with her and the elf in the moo, there seems to be a couple sun/moon related tales that never got written (Ungweliant capturing the sun and moon and Melko turning over Airien's sun ship and drowning her in the sea)

    Would love to read some Adventures of Ilmare and Lissiel if you ever get around to reading it!

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