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Dates
Awoke with the other Elves some three ages before the beginning of the First Age
Race
Pronunciation
a'vari
Meaning
Usually given as 'The Unwilling', but in fact 'Those who refused the summons' appears to be a more literal translation
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Avari

Those who rejected the summons of the Valar

'The Unwilling'; those of the Elves who refused the summons of the Valar to dwell in Valinor, and remained in the dark wilds of Middle-earth. Some of the Avari, it is said, were corrupted by Melkor in ancient days to become the progenitors of the race of Orcs.


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