- "Lost and forgotten be, darker than the darkness,
Where gates stand forever shut, till the World is mended"
- ― Tom Bombadil, Fog on the Barrow-downs
The Void, or the Timeless Void, was a term used in various ways.
Cosmologically, it describes the uninhabited regions of existence outside the World, the absence of the Flame Imperishable.
Melkor used to wander in the Void to look in vain for the Flame Imperishable.
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. The Void into which Morgoth was cast, which surrounded Arda and was thus a part of Eä, was often confused by Elves and Men with the void that existed before the creation of Eä.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Five. Myths Transformed", "[Text] VII"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies — Part Two" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 46, July 2004, p. 8
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The History of Middle-earth Index, p. 31
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 379
|Constellations||Anarríma · Durin's Crown · Menelmacar · Remmirath · Soronúmë · Telumendil · Valacirca · Wilwarin|
|Stars||Alcarinquë · Borgil · Carnil · Elemmírë · Helluin · Luinil · Lumbar · Morwinyon · Nénar · Star of Eärendil · Til|
|The Airs||Aiwenórë · Fanyamar · Ilmen · Menel · Vaiya · Veil of Arda · Vista|
|Narsilion||Arien · Moon (Isil, Ithil, Rána) · Sun (Anar, Anor, Vása) · Tilion|
|See Also||Abyss · Arda · Circles of the World · Eä · Timeless Halls · Two Lamps · Two Trees · Void|