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The Silmarillion: The Lesser Valar by wolfanita The Silmarillion: The Lesser Valar by wolfanita
After the Aratar, here are the Valar that are not as powerful.

To my personal surprise they were much more difficult to draw than the Aratar, maybe because there isn’t much info about some of them and it’s a bit vague what kind of deity some of them actually are.

 

A  short and easy Who is Who:

 
Lorien:
Also known as Irmo, Lord of visions and dreams, brother of Mandos and Nienna. His beautiful garden was a place to rest and refresh.


Este: Lady of rest, healer of hurts and weariness, wife of Lorien, slept during the days in their garden.

 
Vaire:
The godly weaver; she weaves the story of the world, wife of Mandos.


Vana: Also called the Ever-young, the younger sister of Yavanna and wife of Orome. Flowers sprang and birds sang when she passed.

 
Tulkas:
The champion of the Valar, came to their aid against Melkor. Though he’s the most warlike of the Valar, he likes to laugh and is not easily made angry, but if, he’s also very slow to forgive.


Nessa:
Quite a lively young lady, Nessa could outrun a deer and loved to dance. She’s the younger sister of Orome and married Tulkas.


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valloria Featured By Owner Edited Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, Lorien is holding a flower! I love Este's expression. She seems to say, "Come and rest, all who are weary." ;) It's nice to see Vaire, Vana, and Nessa here. They seem quite unimportant in the book. (I only read The Silmarillion yet.)

So Nessa is Orome's sister? I see you drew them quite similar in style. :) Although I can't see how the Valar could be siblings, like Melkor and Manwe, Nessa and Orome, and Lorien and Mandos and Nienna (if I'm right), since they were created by Eru, not born of parents.

Great job! :D
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014   General Artist
Thank you! :D

They are not realted like humans are, but they were related in Eru's mind when he/she/it created them. At least that's how Tolkien puts it. In all polytheistic religions the gods have family somehow. :)
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valloria Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. I always look for your art and see if you post a new one. :D

Oh yeah, I've read about that but it's still strange to me, hehe. In Greek mythology, the gods and goddesses are really related (have same parents/father/mother). 
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014   General Artist
Thanks! Yes, I know (I was quite an expert in Greek mythology in my teenage years). I always found it most disturbing that Zeus is not only married to his sister, but also has a daughter with his other sister who will marry his brother (her uncle). Quite horrible, especially if you have siblings yourself. ;)
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ArwendeLuhtiene Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your depiction of Nessa! She's my favourite Valië after Varda ^^
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Agreed! I really like how she actually looks like Orome's sister! :)
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014   General Artist
Thank you! :D
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ArwendeLuhtiene Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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TheMaiaNightmareMoon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
These are fantastic! I especially love Tulkas's facial expression! :D Great job! Also I was wondering, do you plan on creating designs for some of the Maiar as well? :)
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014   General Artist
Thank you! :D The Maiar are already in the making (not ALL of them, but many).
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