Wikia

The One Wiki to Rule Them All

Irimë

Talk0
5,216pages on
this wiki

{{{image}}}

{{{caption}}}

[[Image:|center|220px]]

Irimë

Biographical information

Other names
Titles
Date of birth
Year ascended to the throne
Date of death
Realms ruled
Spouse
Weapon

Physical description

Race
Gender
Female
Height
Hair color
Eye color
Actor
Voice
Character

Irimë was a Noldorin elf, the daughter of Finwë, the High King of the Ñoldor and Indis; sister of Fingolfin, Finarfin, Findis, and half-sister of Fëanor.

BiographyEdit

Irimë was born during the Noontide of Valinor, probably in Tirion. She was the third child of Finwë and Indis and their second daughter. Little is known about her except that Irimë joined the Revolt of the Ñoldor and went to Middle-earth with Fingolfin and his company.[1]

Irimë's fate is unknown but she may have been slain in one of the Battles of Beleriand but she could not have returned to Valinor before the end of the First Age, since no one of the Ñoldor could return there due to the Revolt of the Ñoldor.

EtymologyEdit

The name Irimë has unclear origins, both in language and meaning. Her mother-name was Lalwendë, or in shortened form, Lalwen, by which she was generally known. Lalwendë comes from Quenya and it means "laughing maiden".[2] It appears to me made from the words lala ("laugh") and the feminine ending wendë ("maiden").

In some versions she was known as Irien, which may have been her father-name. It is possible that both "Irimë" and "Irien" could have origins in the Quenyan words írissë and írë ("desire") or perhaps the word "írima" ("lovely, desirable").[3]

Other versions of the legendariumEdit

In earlier versions of the legendarium, Finwë and Indis had three daughters Findis, Faniel and Finvain. It remains unclear if the third daughter survived in the final conception of Finwë's family tree.[1]

House of FinwëEdit

House of Finwe

Míriel
   
   
Finwë
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Indis
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fëanor
   
   
Nerdanel
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Findis
   
   
Fingolfin
   
   
Anairë
   
   
Irimë
   
   
Finarfin
   
   
Eärwen
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Maedhros
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Maglor
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fingon
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Finrod
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Celegorm
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Turgon
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Angrod**
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Caranthir
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Aredhel
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Aegnor
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Curufin*
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Argon
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Galadriel
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Amrod
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Amras

(*Father of Celebrimbor)
(**Father of Orodreth)

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 12: The Peoples of Middle-earth, XI: "The Shibboleth of Fëanor"
  2. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 12: The Peoples of Middle-earth, XI: "The Shibboleth of Fëanor", The names of Finwë's descendants
  3. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 5: The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies"

External linkEdit

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki