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Tulkas

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Tulkas (from the Valarin Tulukastz) is a Vala from J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium. His name is a reference to his golden beard. He is also called Astaldo, which means steadfast. He is the spouse of Nessa.

Tulkas was the most warlike of the Valar and the last of them to descend into Arda, coming to the aid of the others when he heard of their war with Melkor. Melkor fled before him, and the Spring of Arda was begun.

After the Two Lamps were erected and the Valar had made their first dwelling at Almaren, Tulkas wedded Nessa in a great feast. Being weary and content he slept, and Melkor decided his hour to retaliate had come.

Tulkas is described as delighting in wrestling and contests of strength. He wields no weapon, and rides no steed. As he cares little about either past or future, he is not a good councillor, but nonetheless a very hardy friend. He is describes as being slow to wrath, but also slow to forgive—for that reason he was one of the Valar that opposed the release of Melkor.

Tulkas also tends to be impatient; before the Awakening of the Elves he urged the other Valar to wage war against Melkor. After the Darkening of Valinor he also hurried Fanor to take a decision about surrendering the Silmarils.

Tulkas's genealogy

        Ilvatar
        |  | | |____________________________
        |  | |________________             |
     ___|  |___________     _|_______      |
     |     |          |     |       |      |
   Aul = Yavanna   Vna = Orom  Nessa = Tulkas

Note that while all six people mentioned in this family tree share Ilvatar as a father, only Yavanna and Vna and Nessa and Orom are actually considered siblings of the six.


Ainur of Middle-earth
Ainulindal (Music of the Ainur)
Lords of the ValarManw | Aul | Orom | Irmo (Lrien) | Nmo (Mandos) | Tulkas | Ulmo
Queens of the ValarVarda | Yavanna | Vna | Est | Vair | Nessa | Nienna
The Enemy:  Morgoth (a.k.a. Melkor)
MaiarEnw | Ilmar | Oss | Uinen | Salmar | Sauron | Melian | Arien | Tilion | Gothmog
Curumo (Saruman) | Olrin (Gandalf) | Aiwendil (Radagast) | Alatar and Pallando | Durin's Bane
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