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| location=Between [[Númenor]] and [[Valinor|the West]], though all of [[Arda]] was affected
 
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| participants=Eru, Valar, [[Númenóreans]]
 
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| description=Intervention in history by Eru in which Arda was changed from flat to round and the West became inaccessible to [[Men]]
 
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The '''Changing of the World''' was the event in which [[Arda]] was transformed from a flat world into a [[Bent World|round planet]]. It occurred near the end of the [[Second Age]] when [[Eru]] destroyed the island of [[Númenor]] due to the deeds of its people.
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The '''Changing of the World''' was the event in which [[Arda]] was transformed from a flat world into a [[Bent World|round planet]]. It occurred near the end of the [[Second Age]] when [[Ilúvatar|Eru]] destroyed the island of [[Númenor]] due to the deeds of its people.
  
When the [[Númenórean]] [[King of Númenor|King]] [[Ar-Pharazôn]] attacked [[Valinor]], the [[Valar]] relinquished their dominion over [[Arda]] and called upon Eru for help. Eru responded by creating an enormous rift between Númenor and the [[Blessed Realm]], into which Ar-Pharazôn's [[Great Armament|fleet]] and, ultimately, his land were swept. Meanwhile, the flat world bent back upon itself and met at this rift. The final result was a round planet of which [[Aman]] and [[Tol Eressëa]] were no longer a physical part. After the Changing of the World, only the [[Elves]] could find the [[Straight Way]] and reach the ancient [[Aman|West]] by ship.
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When the [[Númenóreans|Númenórean]] [[King of Númenor|King]] [[Ar-Pharazôn]] attacked [[Valinor]], the [[Valar]] relinquished their dominion over [[Arda]] and called upon Eru for help. Eru responded by creating an enormous rift between Númenor and the [[Blessed Realm]], into which Ar-Pharazôn's [[Great Armament|fleet]] and, ultimately, his land were swept. Meanwhile, the flat world bent back upon itself and met at this rift. The final result was a round planet of which [[Aman]] and [[Tol Eressëa]] were no longer a physical part. After the Changing of the World, only the [[Elves]] could find the [[Straight Way]] and reach the ancient [[Aman|West]] by ship.
  
 
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The Changing of the World
Event
Other namesThe Breaking of the World
LocationBetween Númenor and the West, though all of Arda was affected
DateS.A. 3319
ResultArda turned into a round world
Part ofEru's aid to the Valar
ParticipantsEru, Valar, Númenóreans
DescriptionIntervention in history by Eru in which Arda was changed from flat to round and the West became inaccessible to Men

The Changing of the World was the event in which Arda was transformed from a flat world into a round planet. It occurred near the end of the Second Age when Eru destroyed the island of Númenor due to the deeds of its people.

When the Númenórean King Ar-Pharazôn attacked Valinor, the Valar relinquished their dominion over Arda and called upon Eru for help. Eru responded by creating an enormous rift between Númenor and the Blessed Realm, into which Ar-Pharazôn's fleet and, ultimately, his land were swept. Meanwhile, the flat world bent back upon itself and met at this rift. The final result was a round planet of which Aman and Tol Eressëa were no longer a physical part. After the Changing of the World, only the Elves could find the Straight Way and reach the ancient West by ship.