Salmar was a Maia, creator of the Ulumúri. Made for his lord Ulmo, the Ulumúri were great conches who produced the music of the sea.

Biography Edit

The index of The Silmarillion lists Salmar as a Maia, though the provenance of this entry is unknown as no other texts describe Salmar as being one of the Maiar. However, as he is a spirit who accompanied Ulmo without being regarded as one of the Valar, the conclusion that Salmar was a Maiar seems logical.[1]

Etymology Edit

Salmar is a Quenyan name of unknown meaning. It may possibly be derived from the Quenyan word Salma, meaning lyre.[2]

Earlier versions of the legendarium Edit

In earlier conceptions of the legendarium discussed in The History of Middle-earth, Salmar is often identified by the title Noldorin (sometimes "Lirillo" or "Golthadriel" in Gnomish). He was envisioned as a Vala in the service of Aulë.[3]

Translations around the World Edit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ሳልማር
Arabic سالمار
Armenian Սալմեր
Belarusian Cyrillic Салмар
Bengali ষাল্মার
Bulgarian Cyrillic Салмар
Chinese 索瑪爾
Georgian სალმარი
Greek Σάλμαρ
Gujarati ષલ્મર
Hebrew סאלמר
Hindi सालमार
Kannada ಸಲ್ಮರ್
Kazakh Салмар (Cyrillic) Salmar (Latin)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Салмар
Laotian ສະລມະຣ
Macedonian Cyrillic Салмар
Marathi सलमार
Mongolian Cyrillic Салмар
Nepalese षल्मर
Persian صالمار
Punjabi ਸਲਮਾਰ
Russian Салмар
Sanskrit षल्मर्
Serbian Салмар (Cyrillic) Salmar (Latin)
Sinhalese ෂල්මර්
Tamil ஷல்மர்
Telugu షల్మర
Thai ศะลมะร
Ukrainian Cyrillic Сальмар
Urdu صالمار
Uzbek Салмар (Cyrillic) Salmar (Latin)
Yiddish סאַלמאַר

References Edit

  1. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter I: "Of the Beginning of Days"
  2. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
  3. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 1: The Book of Lost Tales Part One, Index

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