History of the Maiar

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THE MUSIC OF THE AINUR (Containeth also the COMING OF THE VALAR
and beginneth THE BUILDING OF VALINOR)
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THE QUENTA (herein is QUENTA NOLDORINWA
Or
 Pennas-na-Ngoelaidh)
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QUENTA SILMARILLION
Here begins the Silmarillion or history of the Silmarils
1    OF THE VALAR
 
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“Later QUENTA SILMARILLION”
Here begins the Silmarillion or history of the Silmarils
1    OF THE VALAR
“VALAQUENTA”
§61. With them [Manwë and Varda] came many of those lesser Vali who loved them and had played nigh with them and attuned their music to theirs, and these are the Mánir and Súruli, the sylphs of the airs and of the winds.        
§63(3). About them [Aulë and Palurien] fared a great host who are the sprites of trees and woods, of dale and forest and mountain-side, or those that sing amid the grass at morning and chant among the standing corn at eve. These are called the Nermir and Tavari, Nandini and Orossi, brownies, fays, pixies, leprawns, and what else are they not called, for their number is very great: yet must they not be confused with the Eldar, for they were born before the world and are much older than its oldest, and are not of it, but laugh at much, for had they not somewhat to do with its making, so that it is for the most part a play for them; but the Eldar are of the world and love it with a great and burning love, and are wistful in all their happiness for that reason. §1(4). Many spirits they [the Valar] brought in their train, both great and small, and some of these Men have confused with the Eldar, or Elves: but wrongly, for they were before the coming of the Valar. Yet in the making of Elves and Men and in the giving to each of their especial gifts Iluvatar alone had part; wherefore they are called the Children of the World or of Iluvatar. §2(2). Many lesser spirits of their own kind they [the Valar] brought in their train, both great and small; and some of these Men have confused with the Elves, but wrongly, for they were made before the World, whereas Elves and Men awoke first in the World, after the coming of the Valar. Yet in the making of Elves and of Men, and in the giving to each of their especial gifts, none of the Valar had any part. Ilúvatar alone was their author; wherefore they are called the Children of Ilúvatar. §2(2). Many lesser spirits of their own kind they [the Valar] brought in their train, both great and small; and some of these Men have confused with the Elves, but wrongly, for they were made before the World, whereas Elves and Men awoke first on Earth, after the coming of the Valar. Yet in the making of Elves and of Men, and in the giving to each of their especial gifts, none of the Valar had any part. Ilúvatar alone was their author; wherefore they are called the Children of Ilúvatar.  
§64(3). and with them [Ossë and Ónen came] the troops of the Oarni and Falmaríni and the long-tressed Wingildi, and these are the spirits of the foam and the surf of ocean.        
      §10b(1). With the Valar were other spirits whose being also began before the world: these are the maiar, of the same order as the Great but of less might and majesty. §17(1). With the Valar came other spirits whose being also began before the World, of the same order as the Valar but of less degree. These are the Maiar, the people of the Valar, and their servants and helpers.
      §10b(3). Many others there are who have no names among Elves or Men, for they appear seldom in forms visible. §17(2). Their number is not known to the Elves, and few have names in any of the tongues of the Children of Ilúvatar; for though it is otherwise in Aman, in Middle-earth the Maiar have seldom appeared in form visible to Elves and Men.
         
§47(6). and their [Manwë and Varda's] children were Fionwë-Úrion and Erinti most lovely.   §4(4). Fionwë and Ilmarë are their [Manwë and Varda's] son and daughter. §4(4). Fionwë and Ilmarë are their [Manwë and Varda's] son and daughter.  
      §10b(2). Among them [the maiar] Eonwë the herald of Manwe, and Ilmarë handmaid of Varda were the chief. §18(1). Chief among the Maiar of Valinor whose names are remembered in the histories of the Elder Days are Ilmarë, the handmaid of Varda, and Eönwë, the banner-bearer and herald of Manwë, whose might in arms is surpassed by none in Arda.
A manuscript by J.R.R.Tolkien, c. 1918-1920, edited and published by Christopher Tolkien in THE BOOK OF LOST TALES 1, Houghton Mifflin, 1983. A typescript by J.R.R.Tolkien, c. 1930, edited and published by Christopher Tolkien in THE SHAPING OF MIDDLE-EARTH, Houghton Mifflin, 1986. A typescript by J.R.R.Tolkien, c. 1937, edited and published by Christopher Tolkien in THE LOST ROAD AND OTHER WRITINGS, Houghton Mifflin, 1987. A typescript by J.R.R.Tolkien, c. 1951, edited and published by Christopher Tolkien in MORGOTH’S RING, Houghton Mifflin, 1993. A typescript by J.R.R.Tolkien, c. 1958, edited and published by Christopher Tolkien in THE SILMARILLION, Houghton Mifflin, 1977.