Timeless Halls

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Timeless Halls
"Eru Ilúvatar and the Timeless Halls" by Enano Akd
General Information
LocationOutside of
People and History
InhabitantsIlúvatar
Ainur
EventsCreation of the Ainur
Music of the Ainur
Vision of Ilúvatar
GalleryImages of the Timeless Halls

The Timeless Halls are the dwelling of Eru, as distinct from the Void. They have existed before and outside the boundaries of the , the created universe, and may or may not have a physical form. Although without limit, they are said to stretch from the Abyss to the Firmament. It is where the Ainur were created and then sang the Song of the Ainur.

Other uses

In Bilbo's Song of Eärendil, the halls of Manwë and Varda are referred to as "The Timeless Halls."

Outside the legendarium

In Átaremma, J.R.R. Tolkien's translation of the Lord's Prayer, he renders "in Heaven" as han Eä, lit. "beyond Creation [the Material Universe]"; this expression replaces the more literal Quenya menel "heaven" which implies the physical sky.[1]

References

Middle-earth Cosmology
 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 · · Timeless Halls · Two Lamps · Two Trees · Void