The Wells of Varda were the places that Varda stored the dews and rains from the Two Trees of Valinor in the time that they lived.

They were located in Valmar surrounding Ezellohar and were probably many in number.[1]

History Edit

They were made by Varda after the Two Trees were flourishing in Valinor for some time. All the inhabitants of the sacred realm drew light and refreshment from them.

Later, when Melkor and Ungoliant descended upon the trees and destroyed them, Ungoliant drank the wells dry. And after their light was gone there was none left in Valinor save for in the Silmarils.[2][3][4]

Notes Edit

  • It's most likely a reference to the well of Mimir, Mímisbrunnr, from Norse mythology that Odin would consult for knowledge, located at the roots of the world tree. It is where he sacrificed his eye into the well in exchange for deeper knowledge.
Places in Aman
Regions of the Valar
Woods of OromëPastures of YavannaHalls of MandosHalls of NiennaGardens of LòrienWells of VardaHouse of TulkasMáhanaxarTwo Trees of Valinor
Other Regions
ValinorEldamarTol EressëaUndying LandsAlalminórëEnchanted IslesAramanAvatharPlain of ValinorHaerastOiomurë
Mountains and Passes
PelóriTúnaTaniquetilCalaciryaHyarmentirCaves of the Forgotten
Bodies of Water
Bay of EldamarLórellinShadowy SeasHíriSirnúmen
City and Fortifications
Other Places
Cottage of Lost PlayMindon EldaliévaGalathilionHouse of the Hundred ChimneysTower of AvallónëTower of TavrobelIlmarinBridge of TavrobelEzellohar

References Edit

  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The First Age, The Elder Days, "Valinor"
  2. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter I: "Of the Beginning of Days"
  3. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter VIII: "Of the Darkening of Valinor"
  4. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.