Lamps of the Valar

   The first illumination of the World.
   Illuin and Ormal, the two great lamps made by Aulë to give light to the world in the ancient days when the Valar still dwelt in Almaren. They were overthrown and destroyed by Melkor.

J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary. . 2003.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Years of the Lamps — In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Years of the Lamps are the first of the three great time periods of Arda. The Years of the Lamps began shortly after the creation of Arda by the Valar. When they entered the world, Arda was still lifeless… …   Wikipedia

  • Two Lamps — In the mythology of J. R. R. Tolkien s fictional Middle earth, Illuin (Sky blue) and Ormal (high gold) were great lamps which stood respectively at the northern and southern ends of Arda during the Years of the Lamps.After the Valar entered the… …   Wikipedia

  • Lampes des Valar — Les lampes des Valar sont deux artefacts fictifs apparaissant dans le légendaire de l écrivain britannique J. R. R. Tolkien, notamment dans son œuvre posthume Le Silmarillion. Appelées Illuin et Ormal, elles sont conçues par le Vala Aulë pour… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Years of the Trees — In J.R.R. Tolkien s Middle earth legendarium, the Years of the Trees are one of the three great time periods of Arda. They follow the Years of the Lamps and precede the Years of the Sun, and are known to comprise several Ages, including the… …   Wikipedia

  • Utumno —    The first great stronghold of Melkor, in the north of Middle earth, destroyed by the Valar.        The original stronghold of Melkor.    Also called Udûn (for example in Gandalf s words on the Bridge of Khazad dûm), Utumno was the ancient… …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

  • Spring of Arda —    The time when the Valar still dwelt on Almaren.    The time, many millennia ago, when the Valar had ordered the World as they wished and rested upon Almaren, and Melkor lurked beyond the Walls of Night. The Spring was marred when Melkor… …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

  • Middle-earth — For other uses, see Middle earth (disambiguation). Middle earth The Hobbit The Lord of the Rings location Creator J. R. R. Tolkien Genre Novel/Film …   Wikipedia

  • History of Arda — The History of Arda Music of the Ainur …   Wikipedia

  • Minor places in Arda — Middle earth portal The stories of J. R. R. Tolkien s Middle earth legendarium contain references to numerous places. Some of these are described below. See also: Minor places in Middle earth and Minor places in Beleriand …   Wikipedia

  • List of Middle-earth objects — Arkenstone redirects here. For the composer of electronic and new age music, see David Arkenstone. J. R. R. Tolkien s Middle earth fantasy legendarium includes several noteworthy objects. The following list includes weapons, armour, jewellery,… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.