Ainur

Ainur may be:

  • AINUR (Atlas of Images of Nuclear Rings), catalogue of star-forming ring-shaped regions that circle certain galactic nuclei
  • Ainur (singular: Ainu), spirits from J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy legendarium


Other articles related to "ainur":

The Silmarillion - Synopsis - Ainulindalë and Valaquenta
... Ainulindalë ("The Music of the Ainur"), takes the form of a primary creation narrative ... called Ilúvatar ("Father of All"), first created the Ainur, a group of eternal spirits or demiurges, called "the offspring of his thought" ... Ilúvatar brought the Ainur together and showed them a theme, from which he bade them make a great music ...
Ainulindalë - Main Synopsis - Melkor and The Great Music of The Ainur (paragraphs 5-8)
... Melkor is introduced, and the Ainur begin their Chorus ... in Might’) is described as the most powerful of the Ainur and as knowing much of Ilúvatar’s thoughts, including something of each of the primary ... When the choir of the Ainur finally embark on the fully collaborative elaboration of Ilúvatar’s grand plan, Melkor participates with all the others, yet he stands forth and inserts his very different thematic ...
Ainu (Middle-earth) - Fictional History
... the Creation, Eru Ilúvatar made the Ainur or "holy ones" ... Ainur only appears in plural since after the Creation all those were Maiar includes Valar and their lesser kin, but not those who did not take part in the Great Theme, or else did not enter Eä." This means ... The Universe was created through the Music of the Ainur or Ainulindalë, music sung by the Ainur in response to themes introduced by Eru ...
History Of Arda - Music of The Ainur
... In the beginning, Ilúvatar created spirits named the Ainur from his thoughts, and some were considered brothers or sisters ... Melkor, who was then the most powerful of the Ainur, broke the harmony of the music, until Ilúvatar began first a second theme, and then a third theme, which the Ainur could not ... The first 15 of the Ainur that descended to Arda, and the most powerful ones, were called Valar, and the Ainur of lesser might that came with them were called Maiar ...