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The Silmarillion: The Valar (Complete) by wolfanita The Silmarillion: The Valar (Complete) by wolfanita
From Tolkien's " Silmarillion":

The whole bunch at a glance: The Valar, the gods of Middle Earth.
For those who don't want to switch to the single versions for the descriptions, you get them here again:

Melkor: He was the first and most powerful, but grew a bit too individualistic and ambitious; in the end he became the enemy of the other Valar, was named Morgoth (meaning as much as ‘foe of the world’) and can be held more or less responsible for anything bad ever happened to anybody in Middle Earth.

Manwe: Melkor’s brother (in the Valar way of kinship), Lord of the air, winds and birds, king of the Valar. Manwe doesn’t understand the nature of evil, which might explain why Melkor got away with so many things.

Varda: Lady of Light and stars, Manwe’s wife, queen of the Valar, most feared by Melkor (she rebuffed him) and most loved by the elves who call her Elbereth.

Ulmo: Lord of the sea, who had a soft spot for the mortal world and liked to wander there (or swim), in a form that appeared quite fearful to non-godly eyes.

Aule: Lord of crafting and substances, godly smith and creator of the dwarves who call him Mahal. In his creativity he is similar to Melkor, which might explain why he employed two guys who were later known as Sauron and Saruman.

Yavanna: Lady of plants, giver of fruits, wife of Aule. Because she was afraid that the inhabitants of Middle Earth would destroy nature, the Ents were created.

Orome: Huntsman of the Valar, he likes to hunt in the woods on his white steed Nahar and slay monsters on the way; at one of these occasions he discovered the first new born elves. He’s very popular among the people of Rohan.

Nienna: Lady of mercy, grief and mourning, she taught a lot about pity and wisdom to somebody later known as Gandalf.

Mandos: Also known as Namo, ruler of the dead and judge of the Valar, brother of Nienna. He’s said to be quite grim, which might be no big surprise considering he (almost) knew everything yet to come.

Lorien: Also known as Irmo, Lord of visions and dreams, brother of Mandos and Nienna. His beautiful garden was a place to rest and refresh.

Este: Lady of rest, healer of hurts and weariness, wife of Lorien, slept during the days in their garden.

Vaire: The godly weaver; she weaves the story of the world, wife of Mandos.

Vana: Also called the Ever-young, the younger sister of Yavanna and wife of Orome. Flowers sprang and birds sang when she passed.

Tulkas: The champion of the Valar, came to their aid against Melkor. Though he’s the most warlike of the Valar, he likes to laugh and is not easily made angry, but if, he’s also very slow to forgive.

Nessa: Quite a lively young lady, Nessa could outrun a deer and loved to dance. She’s the younger sister of Orome and married Tulkas.



Single versions of each Valar: wolfanitas-art.tumblr.com/


The costume sketches: wolfanita.deviantart.com/art/C…

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Phoenixnightfury123 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your design of Melkor and Manwe! 
Melkor is so dark and handsome! :lovesquee:  Llama Emoji-10 (Shy) [V1] Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1]  

and manwe is like " Come on bro It's not THAT bad" Thumbs up okay 
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018   General Artist
Thanks! You did see I made new versions of them some time ago?
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Phoenixnightfury123 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes of course! and btw i love them
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018   General Artist
:aww:
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the-evil-legacy Featured By Owner May 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
so beautiful work !! 
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner May 12, 2018   General Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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the-evil-legacy Featured By Owner May 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
^^ no problem!!! your gallery is great!
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kingdragon01 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017
You did a nice job with them:)
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017   General Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconizvin:
Izvin Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
I think it is so good it deserves review again even if I have nothing new to say.
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017   General Artist
;)
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sauron9 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
well done. I especially love the expressions of Morgoth; it's like, I hate you all. While Manwe is extending his hand in naive friendship
And of course Aule with the guilty look on his face.
  
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015   General Artist
Thank you!
Aule has no guilty face, didn't draw anything like that. He's just surprised because of the small gag with Yavanna.
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rankorsasec Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015
Love it!!!! The descriptions are algo great!
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015   General Artist
Thank you! Good to know some people indeed read those, too. :D
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TheMorreyaGods Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
Nice job. I like all their poses show off their personalities.
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015   General Artist
Thank you! :D
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Elbeniraen Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015
Wow !!! That's just I needed while I'm reading The Silmarillion... *_______* Thank you so much !! Your Varda is amazing... She really seems to be the Lady of Stars :la:
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015   General Artist
Thank you! :D
Her dress was quite annoying to colour. ;)
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Elbeniraen Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015
I guess... I even wonder HOW it could be possible to colour such a thing :D Anyway, that's wonderful :) 
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015   General Artist
You do it once, see that it doesn't work, curse very loud and do it all over again. ;)
Thanks! :)
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Elbeniraen Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
Haha, wow...
You're welcome and thank you again! :)
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CelandineGranger Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is a great visual aid! I sometimes have a hard time keeping some of the lesser known Valar straight in my head.
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015   General Artist
Thank you! :D
I fear the day people will demand me to do this for the Silmarillion elves, too (they all look the same, anyway ;)).
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CelandineGranger Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Haha! Too true!
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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great clothing designs! :nod:
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015   General Artist
Thank you! :D
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RinnaMarch Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist
I started reading the Silmarillion a little time ago and though it is sometimes difficult to understand, I love the story and the characters in it already^^ and your Designs really help me alot to picture them. So... thank you :D
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015   General Artist
My pleasure! :D
When I first read the Silmarillion (ten or twelve years ago), I just thought: Who? Which elf is that again? Why do they all have two or three names each? I don't care which way he went, better tell the interesting parts in more detail!
But the second time I could read between the lines and enjoyed it. ;)
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RinnaMarch Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist
Same here^^ I actually bought it, because I wanted to learn more about the dwarves and hobbits Sweating a little... but I guess to get to know more about the origin and past of all things that are in middle-earth is fair enough :D
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LESimmons Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
Melkor's giving his brother the stink eye, but Manwe is all like, "Why can't we be friends? Why can't we be friends? Why can we be frieeeends?"
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015   General Artist
;)
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calaofnoldor Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
dat mandos doe... haha, great job!
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner May 11, 2015   General Artist
Thank you! :D
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SweetChile Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
These charts are so great, I love the way you've designed the characters and it's been super helpful for me to get to know who is who and who's in charge of what and who's married to whom! I just finished reading The Silmarillion and while I loved the book I still am a bit hazy on some of the characters and what they do. So this is super helpful, thank you for putting those descriptions I enjoyed reading them a lot! :D
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015   General Artist
Thank you! i got your heart

I once saw fan book covers with alternative titles for The Silmarillion - my favourite was "Elves Behaving Badly".
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SweetChile Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Haha, it does lend itself to that for sure! I always describe it to people using a quote I saw on tumblr that went something like "Wow I read the Lord of the Rings and the Elves are always so wise and intelligent and never do anything bad and then I read the Silmarillion and I'm like wait... no..." Makes me laugh because yes, accurate. :)
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015   General Artist
Hehe, true. ;)
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yurei-v1 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
Loved your work, and Aule's description
 :D (Big Grin) 
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015   General Artist
Thank you! :D
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PandaNotes Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Nienna looks so perfect! :love:
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015   General Artist
Thank you! :D
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PandaNotes Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
:hug:
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Rabidus-Lepus Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
I like you keeping in line with the canon & having Mandos/Namo's visage all cloaked.
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015   General Artist
Thank you! I did that because some historic judges wore such hoods, not because I read it somewhere in a describtion of Mandos.
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kaitenjigoku Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
I feel bad for Aule for have to make the dwarfs sleep Eru Illvatar is a butt-head for making Aule do that.
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014   General Artist
He had his reasons (more or less).
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PeanutbutterJelle Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Wow, I love this. The best interpretation I've seen so far! :)

Just some minor aspects though...
1. I would've made Varda a bit taller and slimmer. Vana and Nienna too, a bit taller.
2. I pictured Tulkas with dark hair.
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014   General Artist
Thank you! :D
You know, I think there are already enough pictures of very tall, ultra slim women, and I just don't think that's so pretty.
I guess I would've, too, but Tolkien describes him with blond hair.
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QuantumPhysica Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I cannot get over their expressions. I'm pretty sure I've said this on your other Valar drawings too, but still. Their faces are priceless. Ulmo is like Valar Grumpy Cat; I can almost see him thinking, "I hate this. Is it over yet?" xD
Oromë is full of sass and totally judging Aulë (who I am pretty sure looks so dumbstruck because he just got an indecent proposal from Yavanna). Also, the Fëanturi family totally has this "posing for portraits" thing down to perfection. 
(Can you tell I love these characters? :D)

PS: For a moment I thought Vairë was holding a voodoo doll. xD
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