10 May 2012

365 Days of Middle-earth ~ Day 314: Uinen

Uinen (S. ‘Ever-water’; also called Lady of the Seas) was an Ainu, and one of the Maiar of Ulmo. With her spouse Ossë, she ruled the Inner Seas, bringing calm waters and protecting aquatic plants and creatures. Gentle and compassionate, she befriended the Teleri and the Númenoreans; after the Kinslaying, her weeping for the Teleri was so great that it caused the storm which foundered many Noldorin ships.  She also convinced her husband to seek forgiveness from the Valar after temporarily siding with Morgoth.

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