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 returned to Arda, and ended completely when he destroyed the Lamps of the Valar.

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

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