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Helcar

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'''Helcar''' was the name of a great tower.
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'''Helcar''' (also spelled '''Helkar''') was a great tower, raised by the [[Valar]] (some traditions say by [[Melkor]]) to house the northern of the [[Two Lamps]], [[Illuin]]. It was placed in the north of [[Middle-earth]], and together with the southern lamp [[Olmar]], lit up all of [[Arda]].
  
Helcar (also spelt '''[[Helkar]]''') was raised by the [[Valar]] (some traditions say by [[Melkor]]) to house the northern of the [[Two Lamps]], ''[[Illuin]]''. It was placed in the north of [[Middle-earth]], and together with the soutern lamp ''[[Olmar]]'' lit up all of [[Arda]].
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Helcar was destroyed by Melkor, and collapsed. This ruined a great part of Middle-earth and formed the inland [[Sea of Helcar]].
  
Helcar was destroyed by Melkor, and collapsed. This ruined a great part of Middle-earth, and waters (probably from [[Belegaer]] and the eastern ocean) flowed in. Later here was formed the inland [[Sea of Helcar]].
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In earlier versions of the [[Legendarium]], Helcar was made by Melkor out of ice, a substance not yet known to the Valar. The heat of Illuin then melted the tower, and the meltwater formed the Sea of Helcar.
 
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In some traditions it was said Helcar was made by Melkor out of ice, a substance not yet known to the Valar. The heat of Illuin then melted Helcar, and the meltwater of this tower formed the Sea of Helcar.
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Revision as of 01:18, 28 April 2006

Helcar (also spelled Helkar) was a great tower, raised by the Valar (some traditions say by Melkor) to house the northern of the Two Lamps, Illuin. It was placed in the north of Middle-earth, and together with the southern lamp Olmar, lit up all of Arda.

Helcar was destroyed by Melkor, and collapsed. This ruined a great part of Middle-earth and formed the inland Sea of Helcar.

In earlier versions of the Legendarium, Helcar was made by Melkor out of ice, a substance not yet known to the Valar. The heat of Illuin then melted the tower, and the meltwater formed the Sea of Helcar.