Boromir: "Is it not a strange fate that we should suffer so much fear and doubt for so small a thing? So small a thing!"
- J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring II:10

Araw

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Araw, or Oromë


Title(s)
The Forester, The Great, Great Rider, Huntsman of the Valar, Lord of Forests
Other name(s)
(Q.) Aldaron, (R.) Béma, (Q.) Oromë, (Q./S.) Tauron
People
Gender
Male
Sibling(s)
Spouse

Araw or Oromë (S. and Q. for "Horn-blowing", "Trumpeter") is the Vala of the Hunt, husband of Vána and brother of Nessa.

Names

Appearance

Araw usually takes the Fána of a great hunter dressed all in greens with a green beard and a green hood, riding the white horse Nahar and carrying a great spear and a beautiful bow, but Araw may also appear as a tree or in various animal-forms. In ICE's MERP he was depicted with silver as his color association.

Realms

Nature, forests, wilderness, kelvar, wild beasts, the hunt, dogs, kine, horses.

Personality

Servants

A Squire of the Hunt

Cults

The Hunt

Araw's principal items

  • Bow of Araw (Coirewehsta)
  • Belt of Emeralds
  • Green/Silver Robes
  • Golden Snare
  • Knife of the Hunter
  • Spear of Araw
  • Sword
  • Valaróma (The fabled hunting-horn of Oromë)

Powers

See also

References

  • MERP #8002: Lords of Middle-earth Vol. I - The Immortals: Elves, Maiar, and Valar
  • MERP: Middle-earth Adventure Guidebook II
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