Tolkien Gateway

Editing Cuivienyarna

Warning: You are not logged in.

Your IP address will be recorded in this page's edit history.
The edit can be undone. Please check the comparison below to verify that this is what you want to do, and then save the changes below to finish undoing the edit.
Latest revision Your text
Line 5: Line 5:
  
 
==Summary==
 
==Summary==
[[File:Jenny Dolfen - Fields of Gold.jpg|thumb|The [[Vanyar]], descendants of [[Imin|Imin's]] people. Art by [[Jenny Dolfen]]]]
+
[[File:Jenny Dolfen - Fields of Gold.jpg|thumb|250px|The [[Vanyar]], descendants of [[Imin|Imin's]] people.]]
 
The ''Cuivienyarna'' tale begins at [[Cuiviénen]] with the first Elves, the Unbegotten, forming from the "flesh of [[Arda]]" full-grown. They did not all awaken together, and each was set to awaken beside their destined spouse. The first Elves to awaken were the three first Elf-fathers: [[Imin]], [[Tata]], and [[Enel]]. Because of their order of awakening, their names would become the basis for the numbers of one, two, and three. Each of the three awoke before his spouse, and their first sight was that of the stars of twilight before dawn. The next sights of the three Elf-fathers were their spouses laying in sleep beside them: [[Iminyë]], [[Tatië]], and [[Enelyë]]. Upon seeing the beauty of their spouses, they began to think of words to speak to express their thoughts, and each awoke his spouse in eagerness. Therefore the first sight of each Unbegotten elf-woman was her spouse.
 
The ''Cuivienyarna'' tale begins at [[Cuiviénen]] with the first Elves, the Unbegotten, forming from the "flesh of [[Arda]]" full-grown. They did not all awaken together, and each was set to awaken beside their destined spouse. The first Elves to awaken were the three first Elf-fathers: [[Imin]], [[Tata]], and [[Enel]]. Because of their order of awakening, their names would become the basis for the numbers of one, two, and three. Each of the three awoke before his spouse, and their first sight was that of the stars of twilight before dawn. The next sights of the three Elf-fathers were their spouses laying in sleep beside them: [[Iminyë]], [[Tatië]], and [[Enelyë]]. Upon seeing the beauty of their spouses, they began to think of words to speak to express their thoughts, and each awoke his spouse in eagerness. Therefore the first sight of each Unbegotten elf-woman was her spouse.
  
 
After they had devised many words, the three first Unbegotten couples walked together, leaving the dell of their awakening. Soon they came upon another larger dell where six pairs of Quendi were awakening. Being the first to awaken in their dell, Imin claimed right of first choice, choosing the twelve before him to be his companions.
 
After they had devised many words, the three first Unbegotten couples walked together, leaving the dell of their awakening. Soon they came upon another larger dell where six pairs of Quendi were awakening. Being the first to awaken in their dell, Imin claimed right of first choice, choosing the twelve before him to be his companions.
[[File:Jenny Dolfen - The Coming of Fingolfin.jpg|thumb|left|The [[Noldor]], descendants of [[Tata|Tata's]] people. Art by [[Jenny Dolfen]]]]
+
[[File:Jenny Dolfen - The Coming of Fingolfin.jpg|thumb|left|250px|The [[Noldor]], descendants of [[Tata|Tata's]] people.]]
 
After the eighteen together spoke and devised more words, they went on to find another deeper and wider hollow where nine pairs of Quendi were awakening. Tata claimed right of second choice, choosing the new eighteen to be his companions. The elf-men awoke their spouses and together all made more words for their speech. Together the thirty-six walked until they came to a birch grove by a stream where twelve pairs of Quendi were awakening. Enel claimed right of third choice, choosing these twenty-four to be his companions. The sixty Elves together dwelt by the stream, where they devised verses and songs.
 
After the eighteen together spoke and devised more words, they went on to find another deeper and wider hollow where nine pairs of Quendi were awakening. Tata claimed right of second choice, choosing the new eighteen to be his companions. The elf-men awoke their spouses and together all made more words for their speech. Together the thirty-six walked until they came to a birch grove by a stream where twelve pairs of Quendi were awakening. Enel claimed right of third choice, choosing these twenty-four to be his companions. The sixty Elves together dwelt by the stream, where they devised verses and songs.
[[File:Steamey - Ossë and the Teleri.jpg|thumb|The [[Teleri]], descendants of [[Enel|Enel's]] people. Art by [[:Category:Images by Steamey|Steamy]]]]
+
[[File:Steamey - Ossë and the Teleri.jpg|thumb|250px|The [[Teleri]], descendants of [[Enel|Enel's]] people.]]
 
After a time, the Elves set out together again. Noticing the growing numbers of Elves with each new group of awakening Quendi they had discovered, Imin thought to himself to make a later choice since he had only his wife and the twelve with him. Soon they came upon a sweet-smelling firwood on a hill-side, where eighteen pairs of dark-haired Quendi were still sleeping. When a wind came and roused the Elf-men on the hill, they payed no heed to the awakened Elves who had found them, their gaze fixed on the stars above them. They eagerly awoke their spouses to look at the stars, crying out ''"[[elen|elen, elen!]]"''. Thinking to choose a later, larger group, Imin withheld his choice, and the new thirty-six Quendi went with Tata.
 
After a time, the Elves set out together again. Noticing the growing numbers of Elves with each new group of awakening Quendi they had discovered, Imin thought to himself to make a later choice since he had only his wife and the twelve with him. Soon they came upon a sweet-smelling firwood on a hill-side, where eighteen pairs of dark-haired Quendi were still sleeping. When a wind came and roused the Elf-men on the hill, they payed no heed to the awakened Elves who had found them, their gaze fixed on the stars above them. They eagerly awoke their spouses to look at the stars, crying out ''"[[elen|elen, elen!]]"''. Thinking to choose a later, larger group, Imin withheld his choice, and the new thirty-six Quendi went with Tata.
  
Line 19: Line 19:
  
 
{{references}}
 
{{references}}
[[Category:Lays and tales within the legendarium]]
+
[[Category:Lays and Tales within the legendarium]]

Please note that all contributions to Tolkien Gateway are considered to be released under the GNU Free Documentation License (see Tolkien Gateway:Copyrights for details). If you do not want your writing to be edited mercilessly and redistributed at will, then do not submit it here.
You are also promising us that you wrote this yourself, or copied it from a public domain or similar free resource. Do not submit copyrighted work without permission!

Cancel | Editing help (opens in new window)

Templates used on this page: