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'''''Quenta Silmarillion''''' is the third part of ''[[The Silmarillion]]'' by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]. ''Quenta Silmarillion'' is [[Quenya]] translated as the "Tale of the Silmarils". The [[Sindarin]] title is ''Pennas Silevril'' meaning the same.<ref>{{MR|P3II1}}, p. 200</ref>
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'''''Quenta Silmarillion''''' is the third part of ''[[The Silmarillion]]'' by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]. ''Quenta Silmarillion'' is translated as the "Tale of the Silmarils". The part is the longest in the book, consisting of more than twenty chapters.
  
''Quenta Silmarillion'' is the longest part in the book, consisting of more than twenty chapters. The saga deals with the history of [[Arda]] following the entrance of the [[Ainur]] as the [[Valar]] (see ''[[Valaquenta]]''). After the Valar's entrance, Arda was still lifeless and had no distinct geographical features. The initial shape of Arda, chosen by the Valar, was of a symmetrical continent lit by two lamps: one in the continent's north, and one in the south. However the lamps were destroyed by the vicious [[Morgoth|Melkor]]. Arda was again darkened, and the lamps' fall spoiled the perfect symmetry of Arda's surface. Two main continents were created that are of concern to the story: [[Aman]] on the far West, and [[Middle-earth]] to the East, over the Great Ocean.
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''Quenta Silmarillion'' deals with the history of [[Arda]] following the entrance of the [[Ainur]] as the [[Valar]] (see ''[[Valaquenta]]''). After the Valar's entrance, Arda was still lifeless and had no distinct geographical features. The initial shape of Arda, chosen by the Valar, was of a symmetrical continent lit by two lamps: one in the continent's north, and one in the south. However the lamps were destroyed by the vicious [[Morgoth|Melkor]]. Arda was again darkened, and the lamps' fall spoiled the perfect symmetry of Arda's surface. Two main continents were created that are of concern to the story: [[Aman]] on the far West, and [[Middle-earth]] to the East, over the Great Ocean.
  
 
Following this, Melkor hid himself from the Valar in an enormous fortress, [[Utumno]]. He also surrounded himself with horrible beasts, many of them [[Maiar]] in the form of fell animals, known as [[Balrogs]]. Balrogs were to remain his most faithful servants and soldiers ever after.
 
Following this, Melkor hid himself from the Valar in an enormous fortress, [[Utumno]]. He also surrounded himself with horrible beasts, many of them [[Maiar]] in the form of fell animals, known as [[Balrogs]]. Balrogs were to remain his most faithful servants and soldiers ever after.

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