Valie created by Eru. Deathless.
Nienna by Varda-(Valar)
Nienna by Haleth-(V)
Images of Nienna
updated April 24, 2005
Nienna is the third in power of the Queens of the
of the Aratar.
Nienna is the Valie who teaches pity, mercy (acting
on the emotion of pity), and hope.
She is the sister of the Feanturi, who are Namo of
doom and Irmo of dreams and visions.
Gandalf referred to Pity with a capitol, as he knew
Nienna personally. Faramir and Frodo seem to be followers of Nienna,
whether they knew it or not, thanks to Gandalf's influence. Pity seemed
to be a major weapon for fighting against the ambition, even the
ambition to do great good, that the Ring used for temptation.
The ideals of Nienna were strongly present on the
side fighting trhe evil of Sauron.
Lord of the Rings
May 9, 2005
Nienna: Third greatest Valië and of the Aratar,
Nienna is the lady of
grief, she who wove mourning within the Music before the world was
is also noted for singing her mourning for the Marring of Arda,
after Melkor and Ungoliant attacked Valinor. But she does not pity
rather Arda’s wounds. Nienna is the sister of the Fëanturi,
although in earlier forms she was
the sister of Manwë and Melkor (Morgoth’s Ring). She dwells
alone upon the
borders of the world west of the West, away from Valimar, although she
the halls of Mandos to bring wisdom and strength to those who wait in
Nienna taught Olórin, wisest of the Maiar,
his compassion and patience. She
played a large role in awakening Telperion and Laurelin, the Two Trees
While Yavanna Kementári sang them into being, Nienna watered
(Corollairë) with her tears. And when the Trees were attacked by
Ungoliant, Nienna attempted to heal the Trees but failed. She is also
have spoken in Melkor’s defense after he completed the term of his
pleading with Manwë to pardon Melkor, which Manwë did.
In one of Tolkien’s earlier
forms of the Tales of the Istari, Mandos and
Nienna sent Pallando, one of the Istari and a “Blue Wizard” (Unfinished
She seems to have dressed in
Morgoth's Ring, Unfinished Tales
Images of Nienna:
"Nienna". Artist Maria Lombide Ezpeleta. Rolozo Tolkien page
"Nienna". Artist: Laura Saunders. Rolozo Tolkien page
"Nienna". Artist: Olga Kukhtenkova. Rolozo Tolkien page