Elbereth, also known as Varda, is the most beautiful of the Forest Queens and is described as being too beautiful for words to describe. She is the creator of the stars and people often call out to her in their darkest hours.

Early Days

Casting Away Melkor

When Melkor was just beginning to discretely weave his evil into the world, one woman saw through him before anyone else. Elbereth was able to see into Melkor's mind and she hated him, causing Melkor to be afraid of Elbereth.

Relations with Manwe

Elbereth first came to Manwe's side when Melkor first contested him for Arda. The two became a beautiful and powerful couple. It is said that Elbereth can hear all the voices from anywhere in the world and that Manwe can see everything in the world, making them a power couple to rule over Arda.

Elbereth and Manwe

Feared by Evil

Melkor's Hate

All that is evil seems to fear and despise Elbereth. When Pythas had freshly turned back to Melkor, he spoke Elbereth's name once to Melkor. The mention of her enraged Melkor and caused his ears to burn. Melkor demanded that Pythas never speak the name of Elbereth ever again.

Casting Away Evil Spirits

Even forest shamans have called out to Elbereth when they are being tormented by evil spirits. Long ago in Ancient Forest times, Stan was being harassed by the LEGION. After days of torment, Stan broke down and called out to Elbereth Gilthoniel. At this mention of her name, the LEGION fled and left Forest Shaman Stan alone.

Even now, her name can be used to chase out evil spirits that may be plaguing a person.

Recent Mentions

Elbereth has not been seen in recent times. Nook has spoken of her once and has said that Elbereth is growing old and will pass away soon but she is currently stronger than her husband, Manwe.

Eventually, it was also revealed that Elbereth and Manwe had had a child together, this child is Little who happened to inherit the beauty of her mother.


Elbereth died on October 7, 2020. She was never seen on Arda. Her final words can be found here.

Elbereth Gilthoniel

Lady of the Stars

Aliases Varda
Titles Lady of the Stars, Queen of the Valar
Gender Female
House Illuvatar
Death October 7, 2020
Related Manwe, Little