Gwîr, the Weaver
Queen of the Valar
Date of birth
Before the creation of Arda
Year ascended to the throne
Powers of the Valar
Vairë (Quenya; IPA: [ˈvaɪre] or [ˈwaɪre] - "Weaver") is an Ainu and Vala who was responsible for the weaving of the story of Arda.
Vairë is counted among the Valier, the Queens of the Valar; though not as great in power or prestige as some. Her "storied webs" cover the Halls of Mandos, where she apparently lived.
With the passage of time and its many ages, her woven tapestries are expanding and will clothe all of the walls of the Halls of the Dead.
After the death of Finwë, Míriel returned to life and dwelt thereafter in the house of Vairë. She was given the task to record the deeds of the House of Finwë.
In Quendian, Vairë means "Weaver", derived from the Primitive Quendian weirē, which derives from the root wey ("weave, wind"). Her Ñoldorin name is Gwîr, from gwi ("net, web").
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Silmarillion, Valaquenta, "Of the Valar"
- ↑ The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 10: Morgoth's Ring, The Later Quenta Silmarillion, The Second Phase, II: "The Earliest Version of the Story of Finwë and Míriel"
- ↑ The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 5: The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies"