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The Wells of Varda were the places that Varda stored the dews and rains from the Two Trees of Valinor in the time that they lived.

They were located in Valmar surrounding Ezellohar and were probably many in number.[1]

HistoryEdit

They were made by Varda after the Two Trees were flourishing in Valinor for some time. All the inhabitants of the sacred realm drew light and refreshment from them.

Later, when Melkor and Ungoliant descended upon the trees and destroyed them, Ungoliant drank the wells dry. And after their light was gone there was none left in Valinor save for in the Silmarils.[2][3][4]

Notes Edit

  • It's most likely a reference to the well of Mimir, Mímisbrunnr, from Norse mythology that Odin would consult for knowledge, located at the roots of the world tree. It is where he sacrificed his eye into the well in exchange for deeper knowledge.


ReferencesEdit

  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The First Age, The Elder Days, "Valinor"
  2. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter I: "Of the Beginning of Days"
  3. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter VIII: "Of the Darkening of Valinor"
  4. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth

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