Nahar was Oromë's horse. Nahar was said to be white as snow in daylight and as shiny as silver by night. Before the elves awoke in Middle Earth, Oromë rode Nahar through its great forests. After the elves awoke, it was said that if they strayed too far from their encampment, they would be captured by a Rider. This was one of Melkor's schemes. The other elves though that the captured elf would be brought to Utumno and twisted into an orc. One day, as Oromë was riding through the forest, he came upon the elves. He, upon knowing who the elves were, urged them to come to Valinor with him. At first, they were afraid of Oromë, because they thought he was the rider that captured the elves. However, Ingwë, Finwë, and Elwë (who would later become Elu Thingol, king of Doriath) rode with Oromë back to Valinor. It was unknown if they walked or rode Nahar with Oromë.
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