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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
   
Ingwë was the leader of the first Kindred of Elves called the Vanyar and the uncle of [[Indis]], wife of [[Finwë]]. His name means "first one, Chief" in [[Quenya]]. He was perhaps one of the first twelve elves who awoke in [[Cuiviénen]] by [[Imin]] the first. He became one of the three elves, with [[Elwë]] and Finwë, to be of the first embassy to Aman and he persuaded all of the clan of the Vanyar to follow him there where he became their king and High-king of all Eldalië.
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Ingwë was the leader of the first Kindred of [[Elves]] of the [[Vanyar]] tribe, and the uncle of [[Finwë]]'s wife [[Indis]]. His name means "first one, Chief" in [[Quenya]]. He was perhaps one of the first twelve elves who awoke in [[Cuiviénen]] with [[Imin]], who was the first to awake. He became one of the three elves, with [[Elwë]] and Finwë, of the first embassy to [[Aman]].
   
He became the first of the Vanya to travel to [[Valinor]] with [[Oromë]]. Loving its beauty and bliss he returned to his people and urged them to undertake a journey to [[Aman]]. He and his kin were fascinated with the [[Valar]], and they decided not to return to Middle-earth. The [[Mindon Eldaliéva]] in [[Tirion]] was built in honor of him.
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Ingwë became the first of the Vanya to travel to [[Valinor]] with [[Oromë]]. Loving its beauty and bliss, he returned to his people and urged them to undertake a journey to [[Aman]]. He and his kin were fascinated with the [[Valar]], and they decided not to return to Middle-earth. They stayed and made Ingwë their king. The [[Mindon Eldaliéva]] in [[Tirion]] was built in honor of him.
   
He was reckoned as High King of all the [[Eldar]] and because of this he is called '''Ingwë Ingweron'''; the "Chief of the Chieftains". He lives in [[Taniquetil]], ruling from beneath [[Manwë]] High [[King of Arda]]. He has a son named [[Ingwion]]<ref>''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingwion#Ingwion''</ref> as well as other unnamed children.
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Ingwë was reckoned as High King of all the [[Eldar|Eldalië]], the Elves of the [[Great Journey]], and because of this he is called '''Ingwë Ingweron'''; the "Chief of the Chieftains". He lived in [[Taniquetil]], ruling from beneath [[Manwë]] High [[King of Arda]].
   
When the Vanyar took up arms in the [[War of Wrath]] and followed [[The Host of Valinor]], Ingwë did not join them as he never set foot on Middle-earth after he began living in Taniquetil.<ref>''[[The Silmarillion]]: [[Quenta Silmarillion]], "[[Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor]]"''</ref><ref>''The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion, "[[Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië]]"''</ref><ref>''[[The Complete Guide to Middle-earth]]''</ref>
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Ingwë never set foot on Middle-earth after he began living in Taniquetil. When the Vanyar took up arms in the [[War of Wrath]] and followed [[The Host of Valinor]], Ingwë did not join them.<ref>''[[The Silmarillion]], [[Quenta Silmarillion]],'' Chapter III: "[[Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor]]"</ref><ref>''[[The Silmarillion]], [[Quenta Silmarillion]],'' Chapter V: "[[Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië]]"</ref><ref>''[[The Complete Guide to Middle-earth]]''</ref>
   
 
==Early versions of the Legendarium==
 
==Early versions of the Legendarium==
   
'''Inwë''' was an early name for Ingwë and was described as King of all the Eldar of Kôr or King of the Fairies or Lord of the Teleri before it was changed to the Vanyar, who led them to lands of Men or the world. The Gnomes called him '''Inwithiel'''. He was also called '''Isil''' or '''Isil Inwë'''. He had a son named Ingil.<ref>''[[The Book of Lost Tales]]: [[The Cottage of Lost Play]]''</ref><ref>''The Book of Lost Tales: The Coming of the Elves''</ref><ref>''The Book of Lost Tales: Appendix''</ref>
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'''Inwë''' was an early name for Ingwë and was described as King of all the Eldar of Kôr or King of the Fairies or Lord of the Teleri before it was changed to the Vanyar, who led them to lands of Men or the world. The Gnomes called him '''Inwithiel'''. He was also called '''Isil''' or '''Isil Inwë'''. He had a son named Ingil.<ref>''[[The History of Middle-earth]],'' Vol. 1: ''[[The Book of Lost Tales|The Book of Lost Tales Part One]],'' I: "The Cottage of Lost Play"</ref><ref>''[[The History of Middle-earth]],'' Vol. 1: ''[[The Book of Lost Tales|The Book of Lost Tales Part One]],'' V: "The Coming of the Elves and the Making of Kôr"</ref><ref>''[[The History of Middle-earth]],'' Vol. 1: ''[[The Book of Lost Tales|The Book of Lost Tales Part One]],'' Appendix: "Names in the Lost Tales – Part II"</ref>
   
 
==References==
 
==References==

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Ingwë was a Vanyar Elf, the King of the Vanyar and the High King of the Elves.

Biography

Ingwë was the leader of the first Kindred of Elves of the Vanyar tribe, and the uncle of Finwë's wife Indis. His name means "first one, Chief" in Quenya. He was perhaps one of the first twelve elves who awoke in Cuiviénen with Imin, who was the first to awake. He became one of the three elves, with Elwë and Finwë, of the first embassy to Aman.

Ingwë became the first of the Vanya to travel to Valinor with Oromë. Loving its beauty and bliss, he returned to his people and urged them to undertake a journey to Aman. He and his kin were fascinated with the Valar, and they decided not to return to Middle-earth. They stayed and made Ingwë their king. The Mindon Eldaliéva in Tirion was built in honor of him.

Ingwë was reckoned as High King of all the Eldalië, the Elves of the Great Journey, and because of this he is called Ingwë Ingweron; the "Chief of the Chieftains". He lived in Taniquetil, ruling from beneath Manwë High King of Arda.

Ingwë never set foot on Middle-earth after he began living in Taniquetil. When the Vanyar took up arms in the War of Wrath and followed The Host of Valinor, Ingwë did not join them.[1][2][3]

Early versions of the Legendarium

Inwë was an early name for Ingwë and was described as King of all the Eldar of Kôr or King of the Fairies or Lord of the Teleri before it was changed to the Vanyar, who led them to lands of Men or the world. The Gnomes called him Inwithiel. He was also called Isil or Isil Inwë. He had a son named Ingil.[4][5][6]

References

  1. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter III: "Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor"
  2. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter V: "Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië"
  3. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
  4. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 1: The Book of Lost Tales Part One, I: "The Cottage of Lost Play"
  5. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 1: The Book of Lost Tales Part One, V: "The Coming of the Elves and the Making of Kôr"
  6. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 1: The Book of Lost Tales Part One, Appendix: "Names in the Lost Tales – Part II"

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