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Door of Night

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the '''Door of Night''' is a guarded portal in the distant [[West of the World]], through which [[Morgoth]] was cast after his defeat in the [[War of Wrath]]. Its origins are unclear: according to some accounts, it was made by the [[Valar]] as a passage for the Sun, which would return into the World through the [[Gates of Morning]] in the east. According to others, though, it was made expressly as a gateway through which to expel Morgoth. The Door of Night was guarded by [[Eärendil]], bearing his [[Silmarils|Silmaril]] aloft in his shining ship [[Vingilot]].
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[[Image:John Howe - The Door of Night.jpg|thumb|300px|''The Door of Night'' depicted by [[John Howe]].]]
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The '''Door of Night''' is a guarded portal in the distant [[West of the World]], through which [[Morgoth]] was cast after his defeat in the [[War of Wrath]]. Its origins are unclear: according to some accounts, it was made by the [[Valar]] as a passage for the Sun, which would return into the World through the [[Gates of Morning]] in the east. According to others, though, it was made expressly as a gateway through which to expel Morgoth. The Door of Night was guarded by [[Eärendil]], bearing his [[Silmarils|Silmaril]] aloft in his shining ship [[Vingilot]].

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The Door of Night depicted by John Howe.


The Door of Night is a guarded portal in the distant West of the World, through which Morgoth was cast after his defeat in the War of Wrath. Its origins are unclear: according to some accounts, it was made by the Valar as a passage for the Sun, which would return into the World through the Gates of Morning in the east. According to others, though, it was made expressly as a gateway through which to expel Morgoth. The Door of Night was guarded by Eärendil, bearing his Silmaril aloft in his shining ship Vingilot.