Door of Night
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The Door of Night
was a guarded portal in the distant Uttermost West
, through which Morgoth
was cast after his defeat in the War of Wrath
. Its origins are unclear: according to some accounts, it was made by the Valar
as a passage for the Sun, which would return into the World through the Gates of Morning
in the east.
According to others, though, it was made expressly as a gateway through which to expel Morgoth.
The Door of Night was guarded by Eärendil, bearing his Silmaril aloft in his shining ship Vingilot.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Tale of the Sun and Moon"
J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, "V. The Ambarkanta"
 See also