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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 278 - Mooning over her

28th March 2016 (21:49)

in dfifferent versions of the story Arien is a Maia of either Vána or Varda. I think she fits better as a follower of Varda because of the fire-light connection, though she could certainly have assisted Vána from time to time on her projects.

    Part 278: Mooning over her

    Next time: Part 279: Outpouring of grief

    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: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
    Posted at: 29th March 2016 13:53 (UTC)
    Don't want to know!

    That's the thing with family - they can be so embarrassing!

    Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
    Posted at: 30th March 2016 11:20 (UTC)

    The other Fire Maiar never forgave Arien for having wings. :)

    Posted by: Garth St.Claire (Garth St.Claire)
    Posted at: 31st March 2016 00:36 (UTC)

    My headcanon regarding the questions to Airen's answers:
    Are you Single?
    Do you want a boyfriend?
    Do you want a girlfriend?
    Would you consider signing a advertisement contract for "Þerinde Jeans"?

    Is the version where Airen is Varda's servant the one where the sun is actually older than the Two Trees and Melkor tried to "ravish" her?

    Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
    Posted at: 31st March 2016 01:39 (UTC)

    I was actually thinking that the last two answers were to the questions "Do you want a boyfriend?" and "Can it be me?", but you're along the right lines. :)

    I generally don't use the 'Myths Transformed' ideas except maybe cherrypicking isolated bits that seem interesting. It makes more sense to me that Arien would be linked to Varda, the Vala of light and the high heavens, than to Vána, the Vala of spring and birth.

    On the other hand, I don't think that the Maiar are necessarily all tied to one specific Vala inherently; they're individuals with free will, and voluntarily choose to follow the Vala or Valar they feel closest to.

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