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'''Eä''' (pronounced {{IPA|[ˈe.a]}}) is the [[Quenya]] name for the universe, as a realization of the vision of the [[Ainur]].  Thus, Eä is ''the World that Is'', as distinguished from ''the World that Is Not''.  It may thus be assumed that everything outside Eä, including the [[Timeless Halls]] of [[Ilúvatar]], has no material form.
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'''Eä''' (pronounced {{IPA|[ˈe.a]}}), the '''Created World''',<ref>{{PE|21}}, p. 85</ref> is the [[Quenya]] name for the universe, as a realization of the vision of the [[Ainur]].  Thus, Eä is ''the World that Is'', as distinguished from ''the World that Is Not''.  It may thus be assumed that everything outside Eä, including the [[Timeless Halls]] of [[Ilúvatar]], has no material form.
  
 
The Ainur, angelic beings from the Timeless Halls beyond Eä, refer to Eä as "the Little Kingdom".
 
The Ainur, angelic beings from the Timeless Halls beyond Eä, refer to Eä as "the Little Kingdom".
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''[[ea (verb)|Eä]]'' was the word spoken by Eru Ilúvatar by which he brought the universe into actuality.
 
''[[ea (verb)|Eä]]'' was the word spoken by Eru Ilúvatar by which he brought the universe into actuality.
  
==Inspiration==
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This act of creation recalls the Biblical creation narrative, in which God began creating the world with the verbal command, "Let there be light." It also invokes Egyptian myths of creation, in which Ptah, god of creation (Amun, or Amun-Re was the god of creation in earlier Egyptian mythology), creates the world by speaking his own name.{{fact}}
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This article is about the universe. For the word, see Ea (verb), and for the games developer see EA.

(pronounced [ˈe.a]), the Created World,[1] is the Quenya name for the universe, as a realization of the vision of the Ainur. Thus, Eä is the World that Is, as distinguished from the World that Is Not. It may thus be assumed that everything outside Eä, including the Timeless Halls of Ilúvatar, has no material form.

The Ainur, angelic beings from the Timeless Halls beyond Eä, refer to Eä as "the Little Kingdom".

Etymology

was the word spoken by Eru Ilúvatar by which he brought the universe into actuality.

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Middle-earth Cosmology
 Constellations  Anarríma · Durin's Crown · Menelmacar · Remmirath · Soronúmë · Telumendil · Valacirca · Wilwarin
Stars  Alcarinquë · Borgil · Carnil · Elemmírë · Helluin · Luinil · Lumbar · Morwinyon · Nénar · Star of Eärendil · Til 
The Airs  Aiwenórë · Fanyamar · Ilmen · Menel · Vaiya · Veil of Arda · Vista
Narsilion  Arien · Moon (Isil, Ithil, Rána) · Sun (Anar, Anor, Vása) · Tilion
See Also  Abyss · Arda · Circles of the World · · Timeless Halls · Two Lamps · Two Trees · Void

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