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Dagor Aglareb
Dagor Aglareb by LuisFBejarano
Conflict: The War of the Jewels
Date: FA 60
Place: Various regions of Beleriand
Outcome: Decisive Elven victory
Angband Sons of Fëanor
Kingdom of Fingolfin
Elves of Dorthonion
Elves of Falas
Morgoth Angrod
Unknown, but probably formidable Unknown, but probably formidable
The entire army was destroyed Unknown, probably light
The War of the Great Jewels

First Battle of BeleriandDagor-nuin-GiliathDagor AglarebDagor BragollachNírnaeth ArnoediadWar of Wrath

The Dagor Aglareb was the third of the great battles of the War of the Jewels in Beleriand.


After the Dagor-nuin-Giliath, the Ñoldor of Beleriand had been on the brink of civil war. The host of Fingolfin, which had been betrayed by Fëanor in Aman, had managed the near-impossible crossing of the Helcaraxë and had arrived in Middle-earth, its members bitter and furious. However, after being rescued by Fingon from captivity, Feanor's eldest son Maedhros had relinquished any claim to the Kingship of the Ñoldor to Fingolfin, to whom it should have passed regardless. This act united the Ñoldor and allowed them to establish mighty kingdoms in Middle-earth while Morgoth's forces still reeled from the unveiling of the light of the Sun and the Moon.

Eventually however, Morgoth's forces overcame their fear of these new lights, and the Iron Mountains spewed forth fire as Morgoth sent forth numerous small bands of Orcs, which passed through the Pass of Sirion and Maglor's Gap. Fighting small battles along the way, they penetrated deep in West and East Beleriand, where they were destroyed by southern forces of the Ñoldor and Elves under Círdan of the Falas.

Doriath was shut and its people refused to fight, and the Laiquendi of Ossiriand fought no more battles after their leader had been killed in the First Battle of Beleriand.

Meanwhile, the main force of the Orcs spewed forth from Angband to Dorthonion, where the twins Angrod and Aegnor held them off until armies under Fingolfin and Maedhros counter-attacked on the plains of Lothlann and Ard-galen, trapping the Orcs between them. There was an envelopment and the Orcs were caught in the vice of Fingolfin from the west and Maedhros from the east. Most Orcs were destroyed, and they retreated to Angband. The Ñoldor pursued, and utterly destroyed their enemies in sight of the gates of Angband.

This was the first complete victory over Morgoth, and after it the Ñoldor maintained a guard on Angband, beginning the period of watchful peace known as the Siege of Angband.[1]


Dagor Aglareb is Sindarin for 'Glorious Battle'.[1][2]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ዻጎር ዓግላረብ ?
Arabic ضاعور إعلاريب
Armenian Դագոր Ագլարեբ
Belarusian Дагор Аглареб
Bengali ডাগর আগ্লারেব
Bulgarian Дагор Аглареб
Catalan Dàgor Àglareb
Chinese (Hong Kong) 阿格烈瑞伯戰役
Dari ضاگور اگلارهب
Georgian ძაგორ აგლარებ
Greek Δαγορ Αγλαρεβ
Gujarati ડગોર આગ્લરેબ
Hebrew דאגור אגלארב
Hindi डगोर आग्लरेब
Kazakh Дагор Аглареб
Kurdish داگۆر ئگلاره‌ب ?
Kyrgyz Дагор Агларэб
Macedonian Дагор Аглареб
Marathi डगोर आग्लरेब
Mongolian Дагор Аглареб
Nepali डगोर आग्लरेब
Pashto ضاګور آګلارېب
Persian ضاگور اگلارهب
Russian Дагор Аглареб
Sanskrit डगोर् आग्लरेब्
Serbian Дагор Аглареб (Cyrillic) Dagor Aglareb (Latinised)
Sinhala ඩගොර් ආග්ලරෙබ්
Tajik Дагор Аглареб
Tamil டகொர் ஆக்லரெப் ?
Telugu డగొర ఆగ్లరెబ
Tigrinya ዻጎር ዓግላረብ ?
Ukrainian Даґор Аґлареб
Urdu ضاگور اگلارےب
Uyghur داگور ئگلارەب
Uzbek Дагор Аглареб (Cyrillic) Dagor Aglareb (Latinised)
Yiddish דאַגאָר אַגלאַרעב


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XIII: "Of the Return of the Noldor"
  2. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth

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