Nienna

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Nienna is a Vala from J. R. R. Tolkien's universe, Middle-earth. She is the sister of Mandos and Irmo. Her name means She who weeps. She lives in the far West of Arda, and grieves for the suffering of the world.

Nienna wept on the mound of Ezellohar, watering it with her tears. After the destruction of the Two Trees by Melkor, she wept on their remains, cleansing the filth of Ungoliant, and helping to nurture the fruit and the flower that became the Sun and the Moon. Gandalf was her student.

Nienna's genealogy

       Ilúvatar
        | |   |______________________
   _____| |______                   |
   |       _____|___________        |
   |       |        |      |        |
 Vairë = Mandos   Nienna  Lórien = Estë
         (Námo)           (Irmo)    

Note that while Vairë and Estë are said to share the same father as Mandos, Nienna, and Lórien, they are not considered siblings to the three. However, the three are considered siblings.


Ainur of Middle-earth
Ainulindalë (Music of the Ainur)
Lords of the ValarManwë | Aulë | Oromë | Irmo (Lórien) | Námo (Mandos) | Tulkas | Ulmo
Queens of the ValarVarda | Yavanna | Vána | Estë | Vairë | Nessa | Nienna
The Enemy:  Morgoth (a.k.a. Melkor)
MaiarEönwë | Ilmarë | Ossë | Uinen | Salmar | Sauron | Melian | Arien | Tilion | Gothmog
Curumo (Saruman) | Olórin (Gandalf) | Aiwendil (Radagast) | Alatar and Pallando | Durin's Bane
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