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| name=Wars of Beleriand
 
| name=Wars of Beleriand
 
| place=East and West Beleriand
 
| place=East and West Beleriand
 
| result=Decisive victory for the [[Valar]], Expulsion of [[Morgoth]] from Arda
 
| result=Decisive victory for the [[Valar]], Expulsion of [[Morgoth]] from Arda
| battles=[[First Battle of Beleriand]], [[Dagor-nuin-Giliath]], [[Battle of the Lammoth]], [[Dagor Aglareb]], [[Dagor Bragollach]], [[Nírnaeth Arnoediad]], [[War of Wrath]]
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| battles=[[First Battle of Beleriand]], [[Dagor-nuin-Giliath]], [[Battle of the Lammoth]], [[Dagor Aglareb]], [[Dagor Bragollach]], [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad]], [[Fall of the Falas]], [[War of Wrath]]
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| side2=Morgoth's forces of Angband
 
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There were many battles between the [[Elves]] of [[Beleriand]] and the forces of [[Morgoth]] in the centuries making up the [[First Age]].
 
There were many battles between the [[Elves]] of [[Beleriand]] and the forces of [[Morgoth]] in the centuries making up the [[First Age]].
  
These battles are often referred to as the '''Battles of Beleriand''', but also as the '''War of the Jewels''' as the [[Silmarilli]] were behind them all.
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These battles are often referred to as the '''Wars of Beleriand''' or '''Battles of Beleriand''', but also as the '''War of the Jewels''' as the [[Silmarilli]] were behind them all.
  
 
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== Significant Battles ==
== Major Battles ==
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The following are the major battles in this long, extended conflict.  Morgoth ever used Angband as a mighty fortress, and the base from which to launch his devastating attacks.  While the Noldor sometimes triumphed, the [[Doom of Mandos]] always hung over their efforts.
 
The following are the major battles in this long, extended conflict.  Morgoth ever used Angband as a mighty fortress, and the base from which to launch his devastating attacks.  While the Noldor sometimes triumphed, the [[Doom of Mandos]] always hung over their efforts.
  
#The [[First Battle of Beleriand]] was fought before the [[Ñoldor]] arrived, and was fought by the [[Sindar]] and [[Laiquendi]].
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#The [[First Battle of Beleriand]] was fought before the [[Noldor|Ñoldor]] arrived, and was fought by the [[Sindar]] and [[Laiquendi]].
 
#The Second Battle was the [[Dagor-nuin-Giliath]], or ''Battle-under-Stars'', fought by the Ñoldor following [[Fëanor]] and his [[Sons of Fëanor|Seven Sons]].
 
#The Second Battle was the [[Dagor-nuin-Giliath]], or ''Battle-under-Stars'', fought by the Ñoldor following [[Fëanor]] and his [[Sons of Fëanor|Seven Sons]].
 
#*During this battle the [[Battle of the Lammoth]] was fought by the host of [[Fingolfin]].
 
#*During this battle the [[Battle of the Lammoth]] was fought by the host of [[Fingolfin]].
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#*Various minor battles were fought during the Siege which are not counted among the majors.
 
#*Various minor battles were fought during the Siege which are not counted among the majors.
 
#The Fourth Battle was the disastrous [[Dagor Bragollach]], or ''Battle of Sudden Flame'', in which many Ñoldor fell.
 
#The Fourth Battle was the disastrous [[Dagor Bragollach]], or ''Battle of Sudden Flame'', in which many Ñoldor fell.
#The Fifth Battle was the [[Nírnaeth Arnoediad]] or ''Battle of Unnumbered Tears'', in which the Ñoldor were utterly routed.
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#The Fifth Battle was the [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad]] or ''Battle of Unnumbered Tears'', in which the Ñoldor were utterly routed.
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#*The [[Fall of the Falas]], in which the havens of [[Brithombar]] and [[Eglarest]] were sacked and fell, took place after the Nírnaeth.
 
#The Sixth and Last Battle of Beleriand was the [[War of Wrath]], which defeated Morgoth, ended the [[First Age]] of [[Arda]] and destroyed Beleriand.
 
#The Sixth and Last Battle of Beleriand was the [[War of Wrath]], which defeated Morgoth, ended the [[First Age]] of [[Arda]] and destroyed Beleriand.
[[Image:Angband_map_EOA.gif|350px|center|''Map of Angband area'' from Encyclopedia of Arda]]
 
 
  
 
[[Category:Conflicts of the First Age]]
 
[[Category:Conflicts of the First Age]]
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[[Category:Wars]]
 
[[fi:Beleriandin Taistelut]]
 
[[fi:Beleriandin Taistelut]]

Latest revision as of 17:17, 24 March 2012

Previous war: War for Sake of the Elves
Next war: War of Wrath
Wars of Beleriand
Silmarillion malcolm mcclinton.jpg
Beginning: F.A. 1End: F.A. 587
Place: East and West Beleriand
Outcome: Decisive victory for the Valar, Expulsion of Morgoth from Arda
Major battles: First Battle of Beleriand, Dagor-nuin-Giliath, Battle of the Lammoth, Dagor Aglareb, Dagor Bragollach, Nirnaeth Arnoediad, Fall of the Falas, War of Wrath
Combatants
Noldor, Sindar, Dwarves, Valar, Maiar, EdainMorgoth's forces of Angband
Commanders
FirstdawnoftheSun Taniquetil cropped-TNasmith.jpg Oromë

Feanor device.gif Fëanor



Fingolfin device.gifFingon

Finrod device.gifFinrod


Sauron cold eye icon.jpg Sauron

There were many battles between the Elves of Beleriand and the forces of Morgoth in the centuries making up the First Age.

These battles are often referred to as the Wars of Beleriand or Battles of Beleriand, but also as the War of the Jewels as the Silmarilli were behind them all.

[edit] Significant Battles

The following are the major battles in this long, extended conflict. Morgoth ever used Angband as a mighty fortress, and the base from which to launch his devastating attacks. While the Noldor sometimes triumphed, the Doom of Mandos always hung over their efforts.

  1. The First Battle of Beleriand was fought before the Ñoldor arrived, and was fought by the Sindar and Laiquendi.
  2. The Second Battle was the Dagor-nuin-Giliath, or Battle-under-Stars, fought by the Ñoldor following Fëanor and his Seven Sons.
  3. The Third Battle was the Dagor Aglareb, or Glorious Battle, which led to the Siege of Angband.
    • Various minor battles were fought during the Siege which are not counted among the majors.
  4. The Fourth Battle was the disastrous Dagor Bragollach, or Battle of Sudden Flame, in which many Ñoldor fell.
  5. The Fifth Battle was the Nirnaeth Arnoediad or Battle of Unnumbered Tears, in which the Ñoldor were utterly routed.
  6. The Sixth and Last Battle of Beleriand was the War of Wrath, which defeated Morgoth, ended the First Age of Arda and destroyed Beleriand.