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== The Darkness and Night ==
 
== The Darkness and Night ==
Ideally, Night was supposed to be a peaceful time, no more threatening than Day.  The [[Valar]] had intended it as period of rest and repose, in which one could view the stars of [[Varda]]. But the association of Night with Darkness and Morgoth's power caused it to become "a time of peril unseen, of fear without form, an uneasy vigil; or a haunted dream, leading through despair to the shadow of Death". These connotations were especially strong in Middle-earth; in safer lands such as [[Aman]] the [[Children of Ilúvatar]] could still enjoy Night as originally intended.
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Ideally, Night was supposed to be a peaceful time, no less threatening than Day.  The [[Valar]] had intended it as period of rest and repose, in which one could view the stars of [[Varda]]. But the association of Night with Darkness and Morgoth's power caused it to become "a time of peril unseen, of fear without form, an uneasy vigil; or a haunted dream, leading through despair to the shadow of Death". These connotations were especially strong in Middle-earth; in safer lands such as [[Aman]] the [[Children of Ilúvatar]] could still enjoy Night as originally intended.
  
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==

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