Ainur, ladies of great worship, queens and spouses of the Valar Vefántur Mandos and Oromë.
|The one was the spouse of Mandos, and is known to all as Fui Nienna by reason of her glooms, and she is fain of mourning and tears. Many other names has she that are spoken seldom and all are grievous, for she is Núri- who sighs and Heskil - who breedeth winter, and all must bow before her as Qalmë-Tári the mistress of death.
But lo, the other was the spouse of Oromë the hunter who is named Aldaron king of forests, who shouts for joy upon mountain-tops and is nigh as lusty as that perpetual youth Tulkas....known to all as Vána the fair and loveth mirth and youth and beauty, and is happiest of all beings, for she is Tuilérë or as the Valar said Vána Tuivána who bringeth spring, and all sing her praises as Tári-Laisi - mistress of life.
|BoLT1, The Coming of the Valar and the Building of Valinor|