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Nessa

Location(s): Valinor

Race/Species: Ainur

Type/Kind: Vala

Title(s): Queen of the Valar

Siblings: Oromë

Spouse: Tulkas

Description:
[Tulkas'] spouse is Nessa, the sister of Oromë, and she also is lithe and fleetfooted. Deer she loves, and they follow her train whenever she goes in the wild; but she can outrun them, swift as an arrow with the wind in her hair. In dancing she delights, and she dances in Valimar on lawns of never-fading green.

The Silmarillion, Valaquenta: Of the Valar

Now it came to pass that while the Valar rested from their labours, and watched the growth and unfolding of the things that they had devised and begun, Manwë ordained a great feast; and the Valar and all their host came at his bidding. ...

And it is sung that in that feast of the Spring of Arda Tulkas espoused Nessa the sister of Oromë, and she danced before the Valar upon the green grass of Almaren.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 1, Of The Beginning of Days

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 19Nov05

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