Q. Ilmarin loc. “Mansion of the High Airs”

Q. Ilmarin, loc. “Mansion of the High Airs”

The mansion of Manwë and Varda on Taniquetil, translated as “mansion of the high airs” (LotR/235, RC/217). The etymology of this name is unclear, but it is probably derived from Ilma “Starlight”, and related to Ilmen “Place of (Star)light” (SA/ilm).

Conceptual Development: The name ᴹQ. Ilmarin first appeared in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (TI/92). It did not appear in The Silmarillion proper, though it was discussed by Christopher Tolkien in The Silmarillion index and appendix (SI/Taniquetil, SA/ilm).

References ✧ LotRI; PE17/20; RC/217; SA/ilm; SI/Taniquetil



*Ilma “Starlight” ✧ SA/ilm (ilm-)

ᴹQ. Ilmarin loc.

See Q. Ilmarin for discussion.

References ✧ TI/92; TII