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Vairė the Weaver is a Vala from the world of J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. She is the wife of Mandos, and is responsible for weaving the story of the World.

Vairė 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.

In the Etymologies, the Sindarin equivalent of her name (Quenya "weaver") is given as Gwīr.

Vairė's genealogy

       Ilśvatar
        | |   |______________________
   _____| |______                   |
   |       _____|___________        |
   |       |        |      |        |
 Vairė = Mandos   Nienna  Lórien = Estė
         (Nįmo)           (Irmo)    

Note that while Vairė and Estė 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
Ainulindalė (Music of the Ainur)
Lords of the ValarManwė | Aulė | Oromė | Irmo (Lórien) | Nįmo (Mandos) | Tulkas | Ulmo
Queens of the ValarVarda | Yavanna | Vįna | Estė | Vairė | Nessa | Nienna
The Enemy:  Morgoth (a.k.a. Melkor)
MaiarEönwė | Ilmarė | Ossė | Uinen | Salmar | Sauron | Melian | Arien | Tilion | Gothmog
Curumo (Saruman) | Olórin (Gandalf) | Aiwendil (Radagast) | Alatar and Pallando | Durin's Bane

A different Vairė appeared in some of Tolkien's earliest writings. In The Book of Lost Tales, she was an Elf of Tol Eressėa. She and her husband Lindo tell the stories that would become the Silmarillion to the human mariner Ęlfwine/Eriol. Her role as storyteller may have influenced the naming of the Vala responsible for recording stories.fr:Vairė zh:薇瑞

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