The collective name for the two Maiar in whose power lay the coastal waters of the sea. These two servants of Ulmo were spouses: Ossë and Uinen. Ossë had a tempestuous nature, and brought storms to the shorelands, but Uinen had to power to calm Ossë's raging waters.
||A Maia of the coastal waters, said to be a bringer of storms. At one time Ossë was corrupted by Melkor, but his spouse Uinen returned him to the allegiance of the Valar, and especially his master Ulmo.
||The spouse of Ossë, whose hair, it was said, passed through all the World's waters. As a bringer of calm, Uinen was an important Maia to the mariners of Middle-earth, and especially to the Númenóreans.
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