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Awakening of Men

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Awakening of Men
DateF.A. 1
ResultThe existence of Men in Arda
Part ofIlúvatar's plan for
ParticipantsIlúvatar, Men
DescriptionThe creation of Mankind

The Awakening of Men was the stirring of the first Men, in the far eastern land of Hildórien, at the beginning of the First Age. They wake up when the first Sun rise up in the West.[1]

[edit] Other versions of the legendarium

In the "Myths Transformed" section of Morgoth's Ring, the awakening of Men is proposed to be much earlier, sometime between the Awakening of the Elves and the Battle of the Powers (Y.T. 1050 - Y.T. 1100).[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Men"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Five. Myths Transformed"