Saturday, August 22, 2015

Varda, Lady of the Stars

Image from: http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/File:L%C4%ABga_K%C4%BCavi%C5%86a_-_Queen_of_the_Stars.png Varda, Queen of the Valar and Lady of the Stars, also known as Elbereth Gilthoniel, is the most beautiful and well loved of the Valar. Varda is most loved by the elves and lives with her husband, Manwe, near whom her powers are at their strongest. As Lady of the Stars, the elves often sing hymns to her and she often answers prayers, as she holds essentially the light of God in her face. Varda is the creator of the stars and the cause of the sun and moon's rotations. Perhaps the most important conflict present in Varda's story involves Melkor, whom the Valar defeated in order to keep the elves safe. I look forward to learning more about the Queen of the Valar and am honored to temporarily present my name as hers to you.

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