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The Lost Valar

Concept and much research by Irmo-(Valar)
Additional research done by Eonwe-(Valar), Ilmare-(Valar)-ex, Varda-(Valar)
Introduction and linking of the efforts by Varda-(Valar)

    The Lost Valar are the Valar whom Tolkien wrote about in earlier works, but dropped by the time he wrote the Silmarillion. Some were actual Valar from outside Arda who sang Arda into existence. Some were children of these Valar who came into existence on the created Arda.
    After dropping the idea of the Valar's having children and inventing the concept of Maiar, these characters had to be changed. Some, such as Eonwë, became Maiar. Even some non-children disappeared completely from the storyline, such as Nornorë whose actions were split between other characters.

    Fionwë-Ûrion / Fionwë - son of Manwë and Varda. Brother of Ilmarë. In an apparent memory slip, he was also mentioned as the son of Tulcas. Later he became the Maia Eonwë.
    Erinti - daughter of Manwë and Varda, sister of Fionwë. She later became the Maia Ilmarë.
    Makar - brother of Meassa. War, twin brother of Meassa. Dropped.
    Meassa - sister of Makar. War, twin sister of Makar. Dropped.
    Nielíqui - daughter of Oromë and Vana. Oromë is the brother of Nessa who is married to Tulkas. Vana is the daughter of Aulë and Yavanna.
    Nornorë - Dropped, but his messenger and escort actions were later broken up between others including Eonwë and Oromë.
    Omar / Amillo - twin brother of Lirillo/Salmar.
    Ówen, then Ónen, then Oinen, then Uinen - Valie subordinate to Ulmo. Later she became the Maia Uinen. BoLT1 "The Music of the Ainur"
    Ossë - Originally a Vala subordinate to Ulmo, he later became a Maia still named Ossë. BoLT1 "The Music of the Ainur", "The Hiding of Valinor" and its note 6.
    Salmar / Noldorin / Lirillo / Golthadriel / Goldriel - twin brother of Omar/Amillo.
    Telimektar - son of Tulkas and Nessa. Nessa is the sister of Oromë.
    "The Valar of Time": Aluin "Time" (replaced Lúmin), Danuin "Day" (replacing Danos, Dana; child of Time), Ranuin "Month" (replacing Ranos, Ranoth, Rôn; child of Time), Fanuin "Year (replacing Lathos, Lathweg; child of Time)