This article is about the the Valier. For the wife of Lindo, see Vairë (Elf).

Vairë (Quenya; IPA: [ˈvaɪre] or [ˈwaɪre] - "Weaver") is an Ainu and Vala who was responsible for the weaving of the story of Arda.[1]


Vairë is counted among the Valier, the Queens of the Valar; though she was not as great in power or prestige as some. Her "storied webs" covered the Halls of Mandos, where she apparently lived.[1]

With the passage of time and its many ages, her woven tapestries expanded and clothed all the walls of the Halls of the Dead.[1]

After the death of Finwë, Míriel returned to life and dwelt thereafter in the house of Vairë. She was given the task to record the deeds of the House of Finwë.[2]


In Quenya, Vairë means "Weaver", and was derived from the Primitive Quendian weirē, which derives from the root wey ("weave, wind"). Her Ñoldorin name is Gwîr, from gwi ("net, web").[3]


Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ቫኢሬ
Arabic فايري ? (Vairë)

الحائك (The Weaver)

Armenian Վաիրը
Belarusian Cyrillic Ваірё
Bengali বাইরে
Bulgarian Cyrillic Вайре
Chinese (Hong Kong) 薇瑞
Georgian ვაირე
Greek Βάιρε
Gujarati વાયર
Hebrew וירה
Hindi व्ऐरे
Japanese ヴァイレ
Kannada ವೈರ್
Kazakh Вайре (Cyrillic) Vayre (Latin)
Korean 바이레
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Ваирэ
Macedonian Cyrillic Ваире
Malayalam വൈരെ
Marathi व्हायर
Mongolian Cyrillic Ваирё
Nepalese व्ऐरे
Pashto وایرې
Persian وایره
Punjabi ਵਾਇਰ
Russian Вайрэ
Serbian Валари (Cyrillic) Vaire (Latin)
Sinhalese ව්ඓරෙ
Tajik Cyrillic Ваире
Tamil வயிறே
Telugu వైర్
Thai วานา
Ukrainian Cyrillic Вайре
Urdu وایری
Uzbek Ваире (Cyrillic) Vaire (Latin)
Yiddish בֿאַירע


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Silmarillion, Valaquenta, "Of the Valar"
  2. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. X: Morgoth's Ring, The Later Quenta Silmarillion, The Second Phase, II: "The Earliest Version of the Story of Finwë and Míriel"
  3. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 5: The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies"
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