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Bent World

The Bent World was a name describing the condition of Arda after the destruction of Númenor and the removal of Valinor in the late Second Age;[1] after this, the world was made 'bent' (or 'round') and only the Elves could still follow the Straight Road to the Undying Lands.[2]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Akallabêth: The Downfall of Númenor"