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| '''''1900''''' || '''''18,206''''' || The completion of [[Arda]]. The [[Valar]] create the [[Two Lamps]] and settle at [[Almaren]]. '''''Beginning of the [[Spring of Arda]].'''''
 
| '''''1900''''' || '''''18,206''''' || The completion of [[Arda]]. The [[Valar]] create the [[Two Lamps]] and settle at [[Almaren]]. '''''Beginning of the [[Spring of Arda]].'''''
 
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| 3400 || 32,579 || [[Tulkas]] weds [[Nessa]].[[Morgoth|Melkor]] secretly returns to [[Arda]], raises the [[Iron Mountains]] and delves [[Utumno]], and partly blights the [[Spring of Arda]].
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| 3400 || 32,579 || [[Tulkas]] weds [[Nessa]]. [[Morgoth|Melkor]] secretly returns to [[Arda]], raises the [[Iron Mountains]] and delves [[Utumno]]. This partly blights the [[Spring of Arda]].
 
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| '''''3450''''' || '''''33,058''''' || [[Morgoth|Melkor]] overthrows the [[Two Lamps]], forming the Seas of [[Sea of Helcar|Helcar]] and [[Sea of Ringil|Ringil]]. [[Almaren]] is destroyed. In order to preserve life on the earth, [[Yavanna]] sets most living things into a [[Sleep of Yavanna|long sleep]]. '''''End of the [[Spring of Arda]].'''''
 
| '''''3450''''' || '''''33,058''''' || [[Morgoth|Melkor]] overthrows the [[Two Lamps]], forming the Seas of [[Sea of Helcar|Helcar]] and [[Sea of Ringil|Ringil]]. [[Almaren]] is destroyed. In order to preserve life on the earth, [[Yavanna]] sets most living things into a [[Sleep of Yavanna|long sleep]]. '''''End of the [[Spring of Arda]].'''''
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| [[Year of the Trees 1|1]] || 1 || '''[[Yavanna]] creates the [[Two Trees]] amidst the hill of [[Ezellohar]] in [[Valinor]].''' With [[Telperion]]'s first blooming the new [[Time|Count of Time]] begins.<br/>Over the many centuries [[Morgoth|Melkor]] sleeps in [[Utumno]]. [[Oromë]] hunts throughout [[Middle-earth]]. Melkor raises the [[Misty Mountains|Hithaeglir]] to hinder his efforts.
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| [[Year of the Trees 1|1]] || 1 || '''[[Yavanna]] creates the [[Two Trees]] amidst the hill of [[Ezellohar]] in [[Valinor]].''' With [[Telperion]]'s first blooming the new [[Time|Count of Time]] begins.<br/>Over the many centuries, [[Morgoth|Melkor]] sleeps in [[Utumno]]. [[Oromë]] hunts throughout [[Middle-earth]]. Melkor raises the [[Misty Mountains|Hithaeglir]] to hinder his efforts.
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1000|1000]] || 9582 || The [[Valar]] hold council, for [[Yavanna]] and [[Oromë]] report that Melkor might rise once more in power.  They discuss the [[Children of Ilúvatar]].  [[Varda]] begins to fashion new stars, and organize them and those already wrought into [[:Category:Constellations|constellations]], over the next fifty years.<br/>'''About some time before the waking of the Elves, [[Aulë]] secretly creates the 7 [[Fathers of the Dwarves]] and their 6 spouses. Ilúvatar adopts them and they are put to sleep.'''
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| [[Year of the Trees 1000|1000]] || 9582 || The [[Valar]] hold council, for [[Yavanna]] and [[Oromë]] report that [[Melkor]] might rise once more in power.  They discuss the [[Children of Ilúvatar]].  Over the next fifty years, [[Varda]] fashions new stars and begins to organize them and those already wrought into [[:Category:Constellations|constellations]].<br/>'''Some time before the waking of the Elves, [[Aulë]] secretly creates the 7 [[Fathers of the Dwarves]] and their 6 spouses. Ilúvatar adopts them and they are put to sleep.'''
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1050|1050]] || 10,061 || [[Varda]] forms the [[Valacirca]]. '''The first 144 [[Elves]] ([[Minyar]], [[Tatyar]], and [[Nelyar]]) awake in [[Cuiviénen]].''' [[Melian]] travels to [[Beleriand]] after ascending [[Taniquetil]] to see the stars.
 
| [[Year of the Trees 1050|1050]] || 10,061 || [[Varda]] forms the [[Valacirca]]. '''The first 144 [[Elves]] ([[Minyar]], [[Tatyar]], and [[Nelyar]]) awake in [[Cuiviénen]].''' [[Melian]] travels to [[Beleriand]] after ascending [[Taniquetil]] to see the stars.
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1080|1080]] || 10,349 || Spies of Melkor discover the Elves and afflict them. Possibly [[Orcs]] first created.
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| [[Year of the Trees 1080|1080]] || 10,349 || Spies of Melkor discover the Elves and afflict them. It is possible through the torture of Melkor that [[Orcs]] are first created.
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1085|1085]] || 10,396 || [[Oromë]] discovers the [[Elves]], and calls them [[Eldar]]. The Eldar are afraid of Oromë, and blame him for [[Morgoth|Melkor]]'s work.   
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| [[Year of the Trees 1085|1085]] || 10,396 || [[Oromë]] discovers the [[Elves]], and calls them the [[Eldar]]. The Eldar are afraid of Oromë and blame him for [[Morgoth|Melkor]]'s work.   
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1086|1086]] || 10,406 || [[Oromë]] returns to [[Valinor]], and witnesses to his peers about the Children of Ilúvatar.  Oromë returns to the [[Elves]] while the Valar consider his message.
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| [[Year of the Trees 1086|1086]] || 10,406 || [[Oromë]] returns to [[Valinor]] and witnesses to his peers about the Children of Ilúvatar.  Oromë returns to the [[Elves]] while the Valar consider his message.
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1090|1090]] || 10,444 || [[Valar]] make war on [[Morgoth|Melkor]] in the [[Battle of the Powers]]. The earth is shaken. The shores of Beleriand are formed and bays are created on the North. Over the next two years Melkor is defeated, and retreats into [[Utumno]].
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| [[Year of the Trees 1090|1090]] || 10,444 || The [[Valar]] make war on [[Morgoth|Melkor]] in the [[Battle of the Powers]]. The earth is shaken. The shores of Beleriand are formed and bays are created on the North. Over the next two years, Melkor is defeated and retreats into [[Utumno]].
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1092|1092]] || 10,464|| The siege of Utumno begins. North is desolated and the Sea widened.
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| [[Year of the Trees 1092|1092]] || 10,464|| The siege of Utumno begins. The North is desolated and the Sea widened.
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1099|1099]] || 10,530 || The [[Battle of the Powers]] ends, as the Valar storm the final defenses of [[Utumno]]. [[Tulkas]] captures [[Morgoth|Melkor]], binding him with [[Angainor]]. [[Sauron]] evades capture.  
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| [[Year of the Trees 1099|1099]] || 10,530 || The [[Battle of the Powers]] ends as the Valar storm the final defenses of [[Utumno]]. [[Tulkas]] captures [[Morgoth|Melkor]] and binds him with [[Angainor]]. [[Sauron]] evades capture.  
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1100|1100]] || 10,540 || [[Morgoth|Melkor]] is brought back to Valinor, judged and cast into the [[Halls of Mandos]] for three Ages of the Valar (300 Valian Years).<br>
 
| [[Year of the Trees 1100|1100]] || 10,540 || [[Morgoth|Melkor]] is brought back to Valinor, judged and cast into the [[Halls of Mandos]] for three Ages of the Valar (300 Valian Years).<br>
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1101|1101]] || 10,550 || Valar make council about the protection of Eruhíni and decide to bring them to Valinor. Oromë Invites the Elves.
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| [[Year of the Trees 1101|1101]] || 10,550 || The [[Valar]] make council about the protection of the [[Children of Ilúvatar]] and decide to bring them to Valinor. Oromë extends this invitation to the Elves.
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1102|1102]] || 10,559 || Elves are unwilling so Oromë invites the three Elven ambassadors, [[Ingwë]], [[Finwë]] and [[Elwë]] to come to Valinor.
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| [[Year of the Trees 1102|1102]] || 10,559 || The Elves are unwilling to leave [[Cuiviénen]]. Oromë invites three Elven ambassadors, [[Ingwë]], [[Finwë]] and [[Elwë]] to come to Valinor with the hope that they can convince their people to come as well.
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1104|1104]] || 10,579 || Ambassadors return to [[Cuiviénen]] and invite the Elves to return with them to Valinor.
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| [[Year of the Trees 1104|1104]] || 10,579 || The ambassadors return to [[Cuiviénen]] and invite the Elves to return with them to Valinor.
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1105|1105]] || 10,588 || First [[Sundering of the Elves]] at [[Cuiviénen]]. [[Vanyar]] under Ingwë, [[Noldor]] under Finwë and [[Teleri]] under Elwë and [[Olwë]]. [[Avari]], under [[Morwë]] and [[Nurwë]], stay in Cuiviénen.<br>The [[Eldar]] depart, pass [[Sea of Helcar]] and turn west. Some are terrified by the smokes of war and go back.
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| [[Year of the Trees 1105|1105]] || 10,588 || First [[Sundering of the Elves]] at [[Cuiviénen]]. The [[Vanyar]] led by Ingwë, the [[Noldor]] led by [[Finwë]] and the [[Teleri]] led by Elwë and [[Olwë]]. The [[Avari]], led by [[Morwë]] and [[Nurwë]], stay in Cuiviénen.<br>The [[Eldar]] depart, pass [[Sea of Helcar]] and turn west. Some are terrified by the smokes of war and go back.
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1115|1115]] || 10,684 || Second [[Sundering of the Elves]]: The host pass [[Mirkwood|Greenwood]] the Great and come to the River [[Anduin]]. Some Lindar wish to stay there. Terrified by the [[Misty Mountains|Hithaeglir]], [[Nandor|a part]] of them go south led by [[Lenwë]].
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| [[Year of the Trees 1115|1115]] || 10,684 || Second [[Sundering of the Elves]]: The [[Eldar]] host passes [[Mirkwood|Greenwood]] the Great and comes to the River [[Anduin]]. Some Eldar, afterwards known as Lindar, wish to stay there. Terrified by the [[Misty Mountains|Hithaeglir]], [[Nandor|a part]] of them go south led by [[Lenwë]].
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1125|1125]] || 10,780 || [[Vanyar]] and [[Noldor]] enter [[Beleriand]]; the foremost of them pass [[Sirion]] and reach the shores. Oromë goes to Aman for counsel.
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| [[Year of the Trees 1125|1125]] || 10,780 || The [[Vanyar]] and [[Noldor]] enter [[Beleriand]]; the foremost of them pass [[Sirion]] and reach the shores. Oromë goes to Aman for counsel.
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1128|1128]] || 10,808 || The unwilling Teleri also come to Beleriand and dwell east of [[Gelion]]. Elwë keeps friendship with Finwë and Noldor on the west.
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| [[Year of the Trees 1128|1128]] || 10,808 || The unwilling Teleri also come to Beleriand and dwell east of [[Gelion]]. Elwë keeps friendship with Finwë and the Noldor to the west.
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1130|1130]] || 10,828 || Elwë returning from a meeting with Finwë meets Melian in [[Nan Elmoth]] and falls into a trance.
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| [[Year of the Trees 1130|1130]] || 10,828 || Elwë, returning from a meeting with Finwë, meets Melian in [[Nan Elmoth]]. They fall into a trance.
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1132|1132]] || 10,847 || [[Ulmo]] brings [[Tol Eressëa|an island]] to the [[Bay of Balar]]. The Vanyar and Noldor forget their fear for the Sea and embark upon it while the Teleri look for Elwë.<br>When departing, the island breaks and leaves the [[Isle of Balar]] behind.<br>
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| [[Year of the Trees 1132|1132]] || 10,847 || [[Ulmo]] brings [[Tol Eressëa|an island]] to the [[Bay of Balar]]. The Vanyar and Noldor forget their fear for the Sea and embark upon it while the Teleri stay in Beleriand to look for Elwë.<br>While departing, the island breaks and leaves the [[Isle of Balar]] behind.<br>After learning of the departure of the Vanyar and Noldor, Olwë leads some Teleri to the western shores where they meet [[Ossë]] and [[Uinen]].
After learning of their embark, some Teleri led by Olwë, reach the shores and meet [[Ossë]] and [[Uinen]].
 
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1133|1133]] || 10,856 || [[Vanyar]] and [[Noldor]] enter [[Valinor]] and build [[Eldamar]]. The Valar open the rift [[Calacirya]] in Pelóri so that the [[Light of Valinor]] reaches Eldamar. The Elves begin the building of [[Tirion]] on the hill [[Túna]] inside Calacirya.
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| [[Year of the Trees 1133|1133]] || 10,856 || The [[Vanyar]] and [[Noldor]] enter [[Valinor]] and build [[Eldamar]]. The Valar open the rift [[Calacirya]] in Pelóri so that the [[Light of Valinor]] reaches Eldamar. The Elves begin the building of [[Tirion]] on the hill [[Túna]] inside Calacirya.
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1140|1140]] || 10,923 || [[Vanyar]] and [[Noldor]] found [[Tirion]] and [[Mindon Eldaliéva]]. Some Vanyar yearn for the Trees and go closer to Valinor.
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| [[Year of the Trees 1140|1140]] || 10,923 || The [[Vanyar]] and [[Noldor]] found [[Tirion]] and [[Mindon Eldaliéva]]. Some Vanyar yearn for the Trees and move closer to Valinor.
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1142|1142]] || 10,943 || [[Galathilion|White Tree]] given to [[Noldor]] by Yavanna.
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| [[Year of the Trees 1142|1142]] || 10,943 || [[Yavanna]] gives the [[Noldor]] the [[Galathilion|White Tree]].
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1149|1149]] || 11,010 || Finwë prays to Ulmo to bring the Teleri. However Ossë is grieved and persuades some to stay with him. [[Círdan]] establishes the havens of [[Brithombar]] and [[Eglarest]]. [[Ossë]] teaches them shipcraft.<br>
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| [[Year of the Trees 1149|1149]] || 11,010 || Finwë prays to Ulmo to bring the Teleri to Valinor. However, Ossë is grieved to lose the Teleri and persuades some to stay with him in Beleriand. These are called the Falathrim afterwards. [[Círdan]] of the Falathrim establishes the havens of [[Brithombar]] and [[Eglarest]]. [[Ossë]] teaches them shipcraft.<br>
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1150|1150]] || 11,019 || Olwë and the [[Falmari|most part]] of the Teleri leave Beleriand. The rest of the Teleri are still looking for Elwë and are named [[Eglath]].
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| [[Year of the Trees 1150|1150]] || 11,019 || [[Olwë]] and the most part of the Teleri leave Beleriand on Tol Eressëa. The rest of the Teleri remain to search for Elwë and are named the [[Eglath]].
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1151|1151]] || 11,029 || Tol Eressëa with the Teleri stops moving outside the [[Bay of Eldamar]]. They are afterwards named Falmari who choose to remain on [[Tol Eressëa]].<br>
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| [[Year of the Trees 1151|1151]] || 11,029 || [[Ossë]] convinces [[Ulmo]] to halt Tol Eressëa outside the [[Bay of Eldamar]]. The Teleri who choose to remain on the island are afterwards named the [[Falmari]].<br>
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1152|1152]] || 11,038 || [[Elwë]] awakens from the trance and becomes King of Elves in [[Beleriand]]; his hair is now silver.
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| [[Year of the Trees 1152|1152]] || 11,038 || [[Elwë]] and [[Melian]] awaken from their trance. [[Elwë]], now silver-haired, becomes the King of the Elves in [[Beleriand]].
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1161|1161]] || 11,125 || The Falmari after the teachings of Ossë build ships. They leave Tol Eressëa and come to Valinor.
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| [[Year of the Trees 1161|1161]] || 11,125 || [[Ossë]] teaches the [[Teleri]] how to build ships. They leave Tol Eressëa and come to Valinor.
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1162|1162]] || 11,134 || [[Teleri]] found [[Alqualondë]] with the help of Finwë.
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| [[Year of the Trees 1162|1162]] || 11,134 || The [[Teleri]] found [[Alqualondë]] with the help of [[Finwë]].
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1165|1165]] || 11,163 || All the Vanyar depart from Tirion to Taniquetil and Noldor stay with the Falmari.
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| [[Year of the Trees 1165|1165]] || 11,163 || The [[Vanyar]] depart from [[Tirion]] to live in [[Taniquetil]] with the Valar. The [[Noldor]] and [[Teleri]] remain in Tirion and the surrounding areas.
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1169|1169]] || 11,201 || Birth of [[Fëanor]] son of Finwë and [[Míriel]]. The Noldor are taught by Aulë labouring and love the jewels. [[Rúmil (elf of Tirion)|Rúmil of Tirion]] makes the [[Sarati]] and possibly writes the [[Ainulindalë (Rúmil's work)|Ainulindalë]].
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| [[Year of the Trees 1169|1169]] || 11,201 || Birth of [[Fëanor]], son of [[Finwë]] and [[Míriel]]. [[Aulë]] teaches the Noldor smithying and mining. [[Rúmil (elf of Tirion)|Rúmil of Tirion]] makes the [[Sarati]] and possibly writes the [[Ainulindalë (Rúmil's work)|Ainulindalë]].
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1170|1170]] || 11,211 || Death of [[Míriel|Míriel Serindë]].<br>
 
| [[Year of the Trees 1170|1170]] || 11,211 || Death of [[Míriel|Míriel Serindë]].<br>
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1172|1172]] || 11,230 || [[Statute of Finwë and Míriel|Doom of Manwë]].<br>
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| [[Year of the Trees 1172|1172]] || 11,230 || The [[Statute of Finwë and Míriel|Doom of Manwë]] is erected.<br>
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1185|1185]] || 11,355 || [[Finwë]] weds [[Indis]].<br>
 
| [[Year of the Trees 1185|1185]] || 11,355 || [[Finwë]] weds [[Indis]].<br>
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1190|1190]] || 11,403 || Birth of [[Fingolfin]].<br>
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| [[Year of the Trees 1190|1190]] || 11,403 || Birth of [[Fingolfin]] in Valinor.<br>
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1200|1200]] || 11,498 || Second Age of Chaining of Melkor: [[Lúthien]] born in [[Neldoreth]].
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| [[Year of the Trees 1200|1200]] || 11,498 || Second Age of the Chaining of Melkor. Birth of [[Lúthien]] in [[Neldoreth]].
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1230|1230]] || 11,786 || Birth of [[Finarfin]].<br>
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| [[Year of the Trees 1230|1230]] || 11,786 || Birth of [[Finarfin]] in Valinor.<br>
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1250|1250]] || 11,978 || [[Fëanor]] creates the [[Tengwar]].<br>[[Dwarves]] enter [[Beleriand]] and meet the [[Sindar]].
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| [[Year of the Trees 1250|1250]] || 11,978 || [[Fëanor]] creates the [[Tengwar]].<br>[[Dwarves]], known to the Elves as Naugrim, enter [[Beleriand]] and meet the [[Sindar]].
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1280|1280]] || 12,265 || [[Finarfin]] weds [[Eärwen]].<br>
 
| [[Year of the Trees 1280|1280]] || 12,265 || [[Finarfin]] weds [[Eärwen]].<br>
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1300|1300]] || 12,457 || Third Age of Chaining of Melkor: births of [[Turgon]] and [[Finrod]].<br>[[Dwarves of Belegost]] and Elves begin the building of [[Menegroth]] in [[Doriath]]. The Dwarves are paid with knowledge from Melian and with many pearls, including [[Nimphelos]]. [[Daeron]] creates the [[Cirth|Certhas Daeron]].<br>
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| [[Year of the Trees 1300|1300]] || 12,457 || Third Age of the Chaining of Melkor. The births of [[Turgon]] and [[Finrod]] in Valinor.<br>The [[Dwarves of Belegost]] and the [[Sindar]] begin the building of [[Menegroth]] in [[Doriath]]. The Dwarves are paid with knowledge from Melian and with many pearls, including [[Nimphelos]]. [[Daeron]] creates the [[Cirth|Certhas Daeron]].<br>
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1330|1330]] || 12,744 || [[Orcs]] first seen in [[Beleriand]]; Dwarves make weapons for the Sindar.
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| [[Year of the Trees 1330|1330]] || 12,744 || [[Orcs]] are first seen in [[Beleriand]]. The Dwarves make weapons for the Sindar.
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1350|1350]] || 12,936 || [[Denethor (Nando)|Denethor]] leads some of the [[Nandor]] into Beleriand and befriends Thingol. They settle in [[Ossiriand]]. Daeron betters the Cirth, which are adopted by the Dwarves and made known east of the [[Blue Mountains]].
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| [[Year of the Trees 1350|1350]] || 12,936 || [[Denethor (Nando)|Denethor]] leads some of the [[Nandor]] west into Beleriand and befriends [[Thingol]]. They settle in [[Ossiriand]]. Daeron betters the Cirth, which are adopted by the Dwarves and made known east of the [[Blue Mountains]].
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1362|1362]] || 13,051 || Births of [[Galadriel]] and [[Aredhel]].<br>
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| [[Year of the Trees 1362|1362]] || 13,051 || Births of [[Galadriel]] and [[Aredhel]] in Valinor.<br>
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1400|1400]] || 13,415 || [[Morgoth|Melkor]] released from bondage.<br>
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| [[Year of the Trees 1400|1400]] || 13,415 || [[Morgoth|Melkor]] is released from bondage.<br>
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1410|1410]] || 13,511 || [[Morgoth|Melkor]] befriends the [[Noldor]].<br>
 
| [[Year of the Trees 1410|1410]] || 13,511 || [[Morgoth|Melkor]] befriends the [[Noldor]].<br>
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1449|1449]] || 13,884 || [[Fëanor]] having invented the substance [[Silima]] begins constructing the [[Silmarils]],<br>
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| [[Year of the Trees 1449|1449]] || 13,884 || [[Fëanor]], having invented the substance [[Silima]], begins constructing the [[Silmarils]],<br>
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1450|1450]] || 13,894 || '''[[Fëanor]] completes the [[Silmarils]]; he puts the Light of the Trees in them and Varda hallows them.'''<br>For the next 20 years Melkor begins spreading strife and talking about weapons.
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| [[Year of the Trees 1450|1450]] || 13,894 || '''[[Fëanor]] completes the [[Silmarils]]. He puts the Light of the Trees in them and Varda hallows them.'''<br>For the next 20 years, Melkor begins spreading strife and urging the need for weapons. Fëanor expresses his desire to reject the Valar and return to Middle Earth.
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1490|1490]] || 14,277 || The Valar summon Fëanor who threatens Fingolfin with his sword. They exile him to [[Formenos]] and Finwë follows.
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| [[Year of the Trees 1490|1490]] || 14,277 || Finwë summons Fëanor to a council meeting, where he threatens Fingolfin with his sword. The Valar then exile Fëanor to [[Formenos]] for 12 years. He takes his wife and seven sons. Finwë follows him in exile.
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1492|1492]] || 14,296 || Melkor visits Fëanor but he repels him. Finwë then warns the Valar and begins to pursue Melkor. Melkor hides and meets [[Ungoliant]] in [[Avathar]].
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| [[Year of the Trees 1492|1492]] || 14,296 || Melkor visits Fëanor in Formenor, but he repels him. Finwë then warns the Valar, who pursue Melkor. Melkor flees and finds [[Ungoliant]] in [[Avathar]].
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1495|1495]] || 14,325 || Fëanor is commanded by Manwë to Taniquetil where he and Fingolfin reconcile. '''Ungoliant destroys the Two Trees, Morgoth kills Finwë in Formenos and steals the Silmarils.''' They flee to Beleriand where they debate. Balrogs arrive and drive Ungoliant away. Morgoth stays in [[Angband]] and raises the [[Thangorodrim]].<br>
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| [[Year of the Trees 1495|1495]] || 14,325 || Fëanor is summoned by Manwë to Taniquetil where he and Fingolfin reconcile. '''Ungoliant destroys the Two Trees. Melkor kills Finwë in Formenos and steals the Silmarils. Fëanor names him Morgoth. He and his sons swear the [[Oath of Fëanor]].''' They begin a rebellion of the Noldor against the Valar and go to Alqualondë where they [[First Kinslaying|slay the Teleri]] and steal their swanships. This begins the [[Flight of the Noldor]].<br>Melkor and Ungoliant flee to Beleriand where Ungoliant threatens him. Melkor calls Balrogs to his aid and they drive Ungoliant away. Melkor, now known as Morgoth, stays in [[Angband]] and raises the peaks of [[Thangorodrim]].<br>
'''Fëanor begins the rebellion and goes to Alqualondë where he [[First Kinslaying|fights with the Falmari]] and steals their swanships. The [[Flight of the Noldor]] begins.'''
 
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1496|1496]] || 14,335 || [[Mandos]] (or his messenger) appears before the Noldor and speaks the [[Doom of Mandos]]. Finarfin with some repent and return to Valinor where he is accepted. Finrod his son becomes the leader of his house and follows Fëanor.
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| [[Year of the Trees 1496|1496]] || 14,335 || [[Mandos]] appears before the Noldor and speaks the [[Doom of Mandos]]. Finarfin and some of his people repent and return to Valinor. Finrod, son of Finarfin, becomes the leader of his father's remaining people and they follow Fëanor.
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1497|1497]] || 14,344 || [[First Battle of Beleriand]]. Death of [[Denethor (Nando)|Denethor]], besiegement of the [[Havens of the Falas]]. Thingol withdraws his people and the [[Girdle of Melian]] is set around Doriath. The Laiquendi from now on remain hidden and take no other king.
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| [[Year of the Trees 1497|1497]] || 14,344 || The [[First Battle of Beleriand]]. Death of [[Denethor (Nando)|Denethor]]. Besiegement of the [[Havens of the Falas]]. Thingol withdraws his people and Melian sets the [[Girdle of Melian]] around Doriath. The [[Laiquendi]] become hidden and take no other king.<br>
 
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The Noldor arrive at the [[Helcaraxë]]. Fëanor and his people betray Fingolfin and sail to Beleriand. '''Burning of the ships at [[Losgar]]. The [[Dagor-nuin-Giliath]] ("Battle-under-Stars"). [[Gothmog (balrog)|Gothmog]] mortally wounds Fëanor, who is rescued by his sons before dying near [[Thangorodrim]].''' [[Maedhros]] meets with Morgoth under a false truce and is captured.
The Noldor arrive at [[Helcaraxë]], but Fëanor and his people betray Fingolfin and sail to Beleriand. '''Burning of the ships at [[Losgar]]. [[Dagor-nuin-Giliath]] ("Battle-under-Stars"). Fëanor is mortally wounded by [[Gothmog (balrog)|Gothmog]] and is rescued by his sons before dying in sight of the [[Thangorodrim]].''' [[Maedhros]] meets with Morgoth under a false truce, his forces are too few and he is captured.
 
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1498|1498]] || 14,354 || [[Maedhros]] is chained to the [[Thangorodrim]]. The Noldor do not depart as demanded by Morgoth and instead make a great camp at [[Mithrim]].
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| [[Year of the Trees 1498|1498]] || 14,354 || [[Maedhros]] is chained to the [[Thangorodrim]]. The Noldor make a great camp at [[Mithrim]].
 
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| [[Year of the Trees 1500|1500]] || 14,373 || '''Creation of [[Moon]] and [[Sun]]. The host of the [[Noldor]] finishes crossing the [[Helcaraxë]] and enters [[Beleriand]] under [[Fingolfin]].''' [[Battle of the Lammoth]] and death of [[Argon]]. The Moon rises and after seven times, the Sun follows.
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| [[Year of the Trees 1500|1500]] || 14,373 || ''' The Creation of the [[Moon]] and the [[Sun]]. The host of the [[Noldor]], led by [[Fingolfin]], finishes crossing the [[Helcaraxë]] and enters [[Beleriand]].''' The [[Battle of the Lammoth]] and death of [[Argon]]. The Moon rises seven times, after which the Sun follows.
 
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Years of the Lamps[edit]

All dates in this section are approximate. Calculated Sun years for the Years of the Lamps and the Trees are rounded to the nearest year.[Note 1]
Years of the Lamps
Valian Year Calculated Sun Years Event
Ainulindalë ; The Ainur enter .
1–1499 1-14,363 The First War and the Marring of Arda.
1500 14,373 Tulkas enters Arda and Melkor flees.
1900 18,206 The completion of Arda. The Valar create the Two Lamps and settle at Almaren. Beginning of the Spring of Arda.
3400 32,579 Tulkas weds Nessa. Melkor secretly returns to Arda, raises the Iron Mountains and delves Utumno. This partly blights the Spring of Arda.
3450 33,058 Melkor overthrows the Two Lamps, forming the Seas of Helcar and Ringil. Almaren is destroyed. In order to preserve life on the earth, Yavanna sets most living things into a long sleep. End of the Spring of Arda.
3450–3500 33,058-33,537 The Valar raise the Pelóri and settle in Aman. The Two Trees are grown in Valinor.

Years of the Trees[edit]

Years of the Trees
Year of the Trees Calculated Sun Years Event
1 1 Yavanna creates the Two Trees amidst the hill of Ezellohar in Valinor. With Telperion's first blooming the new Count of Time begins.
Over the many centuries, Melkor sleeps in Utumno. Oromë hunts throughout Middle-earth. Melkor raises the Hithaeglir to hinder his efforts.
1000 9582 The Valar hold council, for Yavanna and Oromë report that Melkor might rise once more in power. They discuss the Children of Ilúvatar. Over the next fifty years, Varda fashions new stars and begins to organize them and those already wrought into constellations.
Some time before the waking of the Elves, Aulë secretly creates the 7 Fathers of the Dwarves and their 6 spouses. Ilúvatar adopts them and they are put to sleep.
1050 10,061 Varda forms the Valacirca. The first 144 Elves (Minyar, Tatyar, and Nelyar) awake in Cuiviénen. Melian travels to Beleriand after ascending Taniquetil to see the stars.
1080 10,349 Spies of Melkor discover the Elves and afflict them. It is possible through the torture of Melkor that Orcs are first created.
1085 10,396 Oromë discovers the Elves, and calls them the Eldar. The Eldar are afraid of Oromë and blame him for Melkor's work.
1086 10,406 Oromë returns to Valinor and witnesses to his peers about the Children of Ilúvatar. Oromë returns to the Elves while the Valar consider his message.
1090 10,444 The Valar make war on Melkor in the Battle of the Powers. The earth is shaken. The shores of Beleriand are formed and bays are created on the North. Over the next two years, Melkor is defeated and retreats into Utumno.
1092 10,464 The siege of Utumno begins. The North is desolated and the Sea widened.
1099 10,530 The Battle of the Powers ends as the Valar storm the final defenses of Utumno. Tulkas captures Melkor and binds him with Angainor. Sauron evades capture.
1100 10,540 Melkor is brought back to Valinor, judged and cast into the Halls of Mandos for three Ages of the Valar (300 Valian Years).
1101 10,550 The Valar make council about the protection of the Children of Ilúvatar and decide to bring them to Valinor. Oromë extends this invitation to the Elves.
1102 10,559 The Elves are unwilling to leave Cuiviénen. Oromë invites three Elven ambassadors, Ingwë, Finwë and Elwë to come to Valinor with the hope that they can convince their people to come as well.
1104 10,579 The ambassadors return to Cuiviénen and invite the Elves to return with them to Valinor.
1105 10,588 First Sundering of the Elves at Cuiviénen. The Vanyar led by Ingwë, the Noldor led by Finwë and the Teleri led by Elwë and Olwë. The Avari, led by Morwë and Nurwë, stay in Cuiviénen.
The Eldar depart, pass Sea of Helcar and turn west. Some are terrified by the smokes of war and go back.
1115 10,684 Second Sundering of the Elves: The Eldar host passes Greenwood the Great and comes to the River Anduin. Some Eldar, afterwards known as Lindar, wish to stay there. Terrified by the Hithaeglir, a part of them go south led by Lenwë.
1125 10,780 The Vanyar and Noldor enter Beleriand; the foremost of them pass Sirion and reach the shores. Oromë goes to Aman for counsel.
1128 10,808 The unwilling Teleri also come to Beleriand and dwell east of Gelion. Elwë keeps friendship with Finwë and the Noldor to the west.
1130 10,828 Elwë, returning from a meeting with Finwë, meets Melian in Nan Elmoth. They fall into a trance.
1132 10,847 Ulmo brings an island to the Bay of Balar. The Vanyar and Noldor forget their fear for the Sea and embark upon it while the Teleri stay in Beleriand to look for Elwë.
While departing, the island breaks and leaves the Isle of Balar behind.
After learning of the departure of the Vanyar and Noldor, Olwë leads some Teleri to the western shores where they meet Ossë and Uinen.
1133 10,856 The Vanyar and Noldor enter Valinor and build Eldamar. The Valar open the rift Calacirya in Pelóri so that the Light of Valinor reaches Eldamar. The Elves begin the building of Tirion on the hill Túna inside Calacirya.
1140 10,923 The Vanyar and Noldor found Tirion and Mindon Eldaliéva. Some Vanyar yearn for the Trees and move closer to Valinor.
1142 10,943 Yavanna gives the Noldor the White Tree.
1149 11,010 Finwë prays to Ulmo to bring the Teleri to Valinor. However, Ossë is grieved to lose the Teleri and persuades some to stay with him in Beleriand. These are called the Falathrim afterwards. Círdan of the Falathrim establishes the havens of Brithombar and Eglarest. Ossë teaches them shipcraft.
1150 11,019 Olwë and the most part of the Teleri leave Beleriand on Tol Eressëa. The rest of the Teleri remain to search for Elwë and are named the Eglath.
1151 11,029 Ossë convinces Ulmo to halt Tol Eressëa outside the Bay of Eldamar. The Teleri who choose to remain on the island are afterwards named the Falmari.
1152 11,038 Elwë and Melian awaken from their trance. Elwë, now silver-haired, becomes the King of the Elves in Beleriand.
1161 11,125 Ossë teaches the Teleri how to build ships. They leave Tol Eressëa and come to Valinor.
1162 11,134 The Teleri found Alqualondë with the help of Finwë.
1165 11,163 The Vanyar depart from Tirion to live in Taniquetil with the Valar. The Noldor and Teleri remain in Tirion and the surrounding areas.
1169 11,201 Birth of Fëanor, son of Finwë and Míriel. Aulë teaches the Noldor smithying and mining. Rúmil of Tirion makes the Sarati and possibly writes the Ainulindalë.
1170 11,211 Death of Míriel Serindë.
1172 11,230 The Doom of Manwë is erected.
1185 11,355 Finwë weds Indis.
1190 11,403 Birth of Fingolfin in Valinor.
1200 11,498 Second Age of the Chaining of Melkor. Birth of Lúthien in Neldoreth.
1230 11,786 Birth of Finarfin in Valinor.
1250 11,978 Fëanor creates the Tengwar.
Dwarves, known to the Elves as Naugrim, enter Beleriand and meet the Sindar.
1280 12,265 Finarfin weds Eärwen.
1300 12,457 Third Age of the Chaining of Melkor. The births of Turgon and Finrod in Valinor.
The Dwarves of Belegost and the Sindar begin the building of Menegroth in Doriath. The Dwarves are paid with knowledge from Melian and with many pearls, including Nimphelos. Daeron creates the Certhas Daeron.
1330 12,744 Orcs are first seen in Beleriand. The Dwarves make weapons for the Sindar.
1350 12,936 Denethor leads some of the Nandor west into Beleriand and befriends Thingol. They settle in Ossiriand. Daeron betters the Cirth, which are adopted by the Dwarves and made known east of the Blue Mountains.
1362 13,051 Births of Galadriel and Aredhel in Valinor.
1400 13,415 Melkor is released from bondage.
1410 13,511 Melkor befriends the Noldor.
1449 13,884 Fëanor, having invented the substance Silima, begins constructing the Silmarils,
1450 13,894 Fëanor completes the Silmarils. He puts the Light of the Trees in them and Varda hallows them.
For the next 20 years, Melkor begins spreading strife and urging the need for weapons. Fëanor expresses his desire to reject the Valar and return to Middle Earth.
1490 14,277 Finwë summons Fëanor to a council meeting, where he threatens Fingolfin with his sword. The Valar then exile Fëanor to Formenos for 12 years. He takes his wife and seven sons. Finwë follows him in exile.
1492 14,296 Melkor visits Fëanor in Formenor, but he repels him. Finwë then warns the Valar, who pursue Melkor. Melkor flees and finds Ungoliant in Avathar.
1495 14,325 Fëanor is summoned by Manwë to Taniquetil where he and Fingolfin reconcile. Ungoliant destroys the Two Trees. Melkor kills Finwë in Formenos and steals the Silmarils. Fëanor names him Morgoth. He and his sons swear the Oath of Fëanor. They begin a rebellion of the Noldor against the Valar and go to Alqualondë where they slay the Teleri and steal their swanships. This begins the Flight of the Noldor.
Melkor and Ungoliant flee to Beleriand where Ungoliant threatens him. Melkor calls Balrogs to his aid and they drive Ungoliant away. Melkor, now known as Morgoth, stays in Angband and raises the peaks of Thangorodrim.
1496 14,335 Mandos appears before the Noldor and speaks the Doom of Mandos. Finarfin and some of his people repent and return to Valinor. Finrod, son of Finarfin, becomes the leader of his father's remaining people and they follow Fëanor.
1497 14,344 The First Battle of Beleriand. Death of Denethor. Besiegement of the Havens of the Falas. Thingol withdraws his people and Melian sets the Girdle of Melian around Doriath. The Laiquendi become hidden and take no other king.

The Noldor arrive at the Helcaraxë. Fëanor and his people betray Fingolfin and sail to Beleriand. Burning of the ships at Losgar. The Dagor-nuin-Giliath ("Battle-under-Stars"). Gothmog mortally wounds Fëanor, who is rescued by his sons before dying near Thangorodrim. Maedhros meets with Morgoth under a false truce and is captured.

1498 14,354 Maedhros is chained to the Thangorodrim. The Noldor make a great camp at Mithrim.
1500 14,373 The Creation of the Moon and the Sun. The host of the Noldor, led by Fingolfin, finishes crossing the Helcaraxë and enters Beleriand. The Battle of the Lammoth and death of Argon. The Moon rises seven times, after which the Sun follows.

The First Age[edit]

See: Timeline/First Age

The Second Age[edit]

See: Timeline/Second Age

The Third Age[edit]

See: Timeline/Third Age

The Fourth Age[edit]

See: Timeline/Fourth Age

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. One Valian Year is equal to 9.582 Sun Years.

References[edit]