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Battles of Beleriand

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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.
 
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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== 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 devestating attacks.
  
 
#The [[First Battle of Beleriand]] was fought before the [[Ñoldor]] arrived, and was fought by the [[Sindar]] and [[Laiquendi]].
 
#The [[First Battle of Beleriand]] was fought before the [[Ñoldor]] arrived, and was fought by the [[Sindar]] and [[Laiquendi]].
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#The Fifth Battle was the [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad]] or ''Battle of Unnumbered Tears'', in which the Ñoldor were utterly routed.
 
#The Fifth Battle was the [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad]] or ''Battle of Unnumbered Tears'', in which the Ñoldor were utterly routed.
 
#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.
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[[Image:Angband_map_EOA.gif|left|350px|''Map of Angband area'' from Encyclopedia of Arda]]
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Revision as of 23:54, 7 July 2008

Previous war: War for Sake of the Elves
Next war: War of the Elves and Sauron
Wars of Beleriand
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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, War of Wrath
Combatants
Noldor, Sindar, Dwarves, Valar, Maiar, EdainMorgoth's forces of Angband
Commanders
FirstdawnoftheSun Taniquetil cropped-TNasmith.jpg Oromë

55px Fëanor

55px Fingolfin

55px Finrod

55px Earendil
35pxMorgoth

45px 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 Battles of Beleriand, but also as the War of the Jewels as the Silmarilli were behind them all.


Major 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 devestating attacks.

  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.
  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.