Sketch of Valar during Valian Years ( before the Lamps)

Namo,Yavanna,Aule,Melkor,Manwe,Varda,Ulmo and Orome

No Irmo and Nienna because they look a lot like Namo, and no Nessa because she looks a lot like Orome. No other girls,because I don’t care for them actually. And no Tulkas - because I can’t imagine his appearance before the Years of the Lamps. 

It was a bad idea to draw Aule and Melkor together,because generally they made from one material,both of them are giant rocks. So Melkor is a rock + ice + fire, and Aule is rock + lead,gold,manganese and other kinds of ore. 

How to Pronounce the Names of the Valar

Okay, here’s the names of the Valar. 

  • Manwë: mah n way [ˈmanwe]
  • Varda: vah r dah [ˈvarda]
  • Aulë: ow lay [ˈa͡ʊle]
  • Yavanna: yah vah nah [jaˈvanːa]
  • Ulmo: ool moh [ˈulmo]
  • Namo/Mandos: nah moh / mah n doh s [ˈnaːmo] / [ˈmandos]
  • Vairë: vah-eeh ray [ˈvaɪre]
  • Irmo/Lórien: Ee r moh / Loh ree ehn [ˈirmo] / [ˈloːri.en]
  • Estë: Eh s [ˈeste]
  • Nienna: nee eh nah [ˈɲenːa]
  • Oromë: oh roh may [ˈorome]
  • Vána: vah nah [ˈvaːna]
  • Tulkas: tool kah s [ˈtulkas]
  • Nessa: neh sah [ˈnesːa]

I’ve typed their names out phonetically, to the best of my ability, while referencing Tolkien’s notes on pronunciation from the LOTR Appendices, as well as this IPA vowel chart.

((EDIT: I’ve added IPA pronunciation in parenthesis, found on each character’s Tolkien Gateway page.))

Ring of Doom: The Silmarils

Manwë: So. We’re here. Let’s talk business Fëanor.
Yavanna: Alright soooo the light of my trees has died and the Silmarils are the only thing that can make them better soooo …
Fëanor: ok and.
Manwë: Well, are you going to help out or not.
Fëanor: Let me think - no.
Manwë: Dude wtf. The silmarils happened because of her.
Aulë: Alright Manwë, don’t exaggerate. Let the man think.
Fëanor: Look, I’ve locked them up. And I’m not making any more. So, if you want, kill me. Y’know. First of the Eldar and all that.
Mandos: You’re not the first. js.
Fëanor: Wow Melkor was right, you’re all dicks.
Mandos: Welp, he’s spoken. Douche.
Nienna: … *cries on the trees*
Fëanor: And you’re all just gonna … let her do that.
Noldor Messengers: URGENT NEWS.
Manwë: Oh boy.
Noldor Messengers: Fëanor, your dad is dead.
Fëanor: Fingolfin that asshole –
Noldor Messengers: Nah, Melkor.
Noldor Messengers: Oh yeah. And he took your Silmarils, too.
Aulë: Ouch.
Manwë: Ok Fëanor, let’s take this slow -
Fëanor: *seethes* MORGOTH.


The Valar

In the beginning Eru, the One, who in the Elvish tongue is named Ilúvatar, made the Ainur of his thought; and they made a great Music before him. In this Music the World was begun; for Ilúvatar made visible the song of the Ainur, and they beheld it as a light in the darkness. And many among them became enamoured of its beauty, and of its history which they saw beginning and unfolding as in a vision. Therefore Ilúvatar gave to their vision Being, and set it amid the Void, and the Secret Fire was sent to burn at the heart of the World; and it was called Eä.

Then those of the Ainur who desired it arose and entered into the World at the beginning of Time; and it was their task to achieve it, and by their labours to fulfil the vision which they had seen. Long they laboured in the regions of Eä, which are vast beyond the thought of Elves and Men, until in the time appointed was made Arda, the Kingdom of Earth. Then they put on the raiment of Earth and descended into it, and dwelt therein.

Okay but pls consider: Thorin being the one to follow Bilbo into his afterlife instead of vice versa. 

Imagine Thorin in Yavanna’s Pastures with the other hobbits. 

Imagine Thorin leaving his kin behind bc he feels he’s had so much time with them but barely a blink with Bilbo. 

Imagine Thorin knowing what Bilbo’s struggle would be to choose between his love for the dwarf and the love for his own kin. 

Imagine Thorin not allowing Bilbo to suffer it. Those pains are not for him. Not for his hobbit. Not for the burglar who was so faithful even when Thorin himself was not. 

Imagine Thorin fighting to have his place at Bilbo’s side.

Imagine Thorin guiding Bilbo gently to rest. 

Imagine Thorin kissing Bilbo awake and reveling in the look of happiness on Bilbo’s face when he realizes that none of this is a dream. 

Imagine Thorin finding that something from his weariness in life had carried over without him even realizing it and only the warm sun and Bilbo’s hands could heal it. 

Imagine Thorin and Bilbo living happily in wide open fields until the world is remade. 


people have expressed an interest in a valar chibi series, so a valar COUPLE chibi series you all will get ;) School started so elaborate works from me will probably be much rarer, so for the time being have Yavanna and Aule being adorable.

As you have probably guessed, my Yavanna is not very talented in the art of hair care, but she will try with all her might to do that braid for her husband!

Aulë and Yavanna (cause they kind of perplex me like they’re that couple you know who have been married for decades but you d o n ‘ t k n o w w h y)

I picture Yavanna as taller/bigger than her husband  }:)