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Ingwion

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Ingwion
Vanya
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"Ingwion" by Karolina Węgrzyn
Biographical Information
Other namesIngil, Ingwiel
LocationTaniquetil
AffiliationHost of the West
LanguageVanyarin
Notable forLeading the Vanyar in the War of Wrath
Family
ParentageIngwë and Ilwen[1]
SiblingsUnnamed siblings[2]
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Ingwion

Ingwion was a son of Ingwë, the High King of the Elves.

Contents

[edit] History

Ingwion led the Vanyar of the Host of the West to Middle-earth to fight in War of Wrath at the end of the First Age. Ingwion was the captain of the force that landed and captured the haven of Eglarest in the first battle of the war, driving away the Orcs from the shore.[3]

He still lives with his father upon Taniquetil.[4]

[edit] Etymology

Ingwion[5] is a compound of the name of his father Ingwë and the Quenya patronymic suffix -ion which is translated as "Son of Ingwë".

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Imin
 
Iminyë
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ilion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
father
 
unknown
mother
 
Ingwë
b. Y.T.
 
Ilwen
b. Y.T.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Míriel
d. Y.T. 1170
 
Finwë
d. Y.T. 1495
 
Indis
b. Y.T.
 
 
INGWION
b. Y.T.
 
 
 
unknown
children
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fëanor
Y.T. 1169 - 1497
 
Findis
b. Y.T.
 
Fingolfin
Y.T. 1190 - F.A. 456
 
Írimë
b. Y.T.
 
Finarfin
b. Y.T. 1230

[edit] Other versions of the legendarium

In the earliest version of the legendarium in The Book of Lost Tales, the son of Inwë was knon as Ingil. He was among the Elves who came to Tol Eressëa. He rested upon Kôr with other Elves and built a tall grey tower. The dwelling was called Koromas, but was later known as Kortirion, in memory of their ancient dwelling of Kôr in Valinor which also upon a hill and had a similar tower.[6]

Meril-i-Turinqi said that long ago he returned to Valinor and is with Manwë.[7] He became a blue bee to follow Telimektar and is seen among the stars as Nielluin (Sirius).[8]

In later versions, this character is named Ingwiel in most instances, and is described as the lead Valinorean Noldor in the War, instead of Finarfin. Only in one of his last references is his name was altered to Ingwion.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Carl F. Hostetter (ed.), The Nature of Middle-earth, "Part One. Time and Ageing: XVII. Generational Schemes", p. 128
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Three. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: (II) The Second Phase: Of the Silmarils and the Unrest of the Noldor"
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Two: Valinor and Middle-earth before The Lord of the Rings, VI. Quenta Silmarillion"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Two: Valinor and Middle-earth before The Lord of the Rings, III. The Later Annals of Beleriand"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "I. The Cottage of Lost Play"
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "I. The Cottage of Lost Play": "Notes and Commentary"
  8. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "VIII. The Tale of the Sun and Moon": "Notes and Commentary"