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Battles of Beleriand

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Wars of Beleriand
Beginning: Y.T. 1497End: F.A. 587
Place: Throughout Beleriand and the lands northward
Outcome: Decisive victory for the Valar, expulsion of Morgoth from Arda
Major battles: First Battle of Beleriand, Dagor-nuin-Giliath, Battle of the Lammoth, Dagor Aglareb, Dagor Bragollach, Nirnaeth Arnoediad, Fall of the Falas, War of Wrath
Combatants
Host of the Valar, Noldor, Sindar, Dwarves of the Blue Mountains, and EdainHosts of Angband
Commanders
* Eönwë

Måns Björkman - Thingol device.gifThingol
Måns Björkman - Fëanor device.gifFëanor
Måns Björkman - Fëanor device.gifMaedhros
Måns Björkman - Fingolfin device.gifFingolfin
Måns Björkman - Fingolfin device.gifFingon
Måns Björkman - Eärendil device.gifEärendil
Måns Björkman - Finarfin device.gifFinarfin
Måns Björkman - Finrod device.gifFinrod

Måns Björkman - Morgoth design.pngMorgoth

John Howe - Icon Mordor 1 small.pngSauron

The Wars of Beleriand or Battles of Beleriand, also known as the War of the Jewels (as the Silmarilli led to most of them) were a series of conflicts in the centuries leading up to the end of the First Age. The conflict was between the forces of Morgoth an the Elves of Beleriand, with their Edain (and sometimes Dwarf) allies.

From his might fortress of Angband, Morgoth used this base from which to launch his attacks on the peoples of Beleriand. While the Noldor had some victories, the Doom of Mandos always hung over their efforts. Many Men fell in these battles on both sides, and for a long time after the Elves had scorn for the Houses who supported Morgoth.

[edit] Significant Battles

The following are the major battles in this long, extended conflict.

  1. The First Battle of Beleriand was fought before the Noldor arrived, and was fought by the Sindar, Laiquendi, and Dwarves of the Blue Mountains.
  2. The Second Battle was the Dagor-nuin-Giliath, or Battle-under-Stars, fought by the Noldor following Fëanor and his Seven Sons.
  3. The Third Battle was the Dagor Aglareb, or Glorious Battle, which led to the Siege of Angband.
  4. The Fourth Battle was the disastrous Dagor Bragollach, or Battle of Sudden Flame, in which Ard-galen burned and many Noldor, including King Fingolfin, were slain.
  5. The Fifth Battle was the Nirnaeth Arnoediad or Battle of Unnumbered Tears, in which the Union of Maedhros was utterly broken by Morgoth.
  6. The Sixth and Last Battle of Beleriand was the War of Wrath, which defeated Morgoth, ended the First Age of Arda and destroyed most of Beleriand.

[edit] See also

There were other parallel conflicts where Morgoth was not involved, but were directly or indirectly connected to the main War, and the Silmarilli.


Wars of Beleriand
First Battle · Dagor-nuin-Giliath · Dagor Aglareb · Dagor Bragollach · Nirnaeth Arnoediad · War of Wrath