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'''The Void''' was a term used by [[Tolkien]] in various ways, but that in general seems to describe the uninhabited regions of the universe. In particular, the Void is that part of existence outside the World, but the [[Timeless Halls]] of [[Ilúvatar]] seem to be apart from the Void, too. After his defeat in the [[War of Wrath]], [[Melkor]] was cast out into the <b>Timeless Void</b>, but legends predict that he will return to the World before its end.
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<center>{{quote|Lost and forgotten be, darker than the darkness, <br>Where gates stand forever shut, till the [[Arda|World]] is [[Arda Healed|mended]]|[[Tom Bombadil]], ''[[Fog on the Barrow-downs]]''}}</center>
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'''The Void''', or the '''Timeless Void''' was a term used in various ways, but that in general seems to describe the uninhabited regions of the universe. In particular, the Void is that part of existence outside the World, but the [[Timeless Halls]] of [[Ilúvatar]] seem to be apart from the Void, too. After his defeat in the [[War of Wrath]], [[Melkor]] was cast out into the Timeless Void, but legends predict that he will return to the World before its end.
  
 
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"Lost and forgotten be, darker than the darkness,
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Tom Bombadil, Fog on the Barrow-downs

The Void, or the Timeless Void was a term used in various ways, but that in general seems to describe the uninhabited regions of the universe. In particular, the Void is that part of existence outside the World, but the Timeless Halls of Ilúvatar seem to be apart from the Void, too. After his defeat in the War of Wrath, Melkor was cast out into the Timeless Void, but legends predict that he will return to the World before its end.