|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
|Unknown, but probably formidable||Unknown, but probably formidable|
|The entire army was destroyed||Unknown, probably light|
|The War of the Great Jewels|
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.
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.
Translations around the WorldEdit
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Amharic||ዻጎር ዓግላረብ ?|
|Chinese (Hong Kong)||阿格烈瑞伯戰役|
|Kurdish||داگۆر ئگلارهب ?|
|Serbian||Дагор Аглареб (Cyrillic) Dagor Aglareb (Latinised)|
|Tamil||டகொர் ஆக்லரெப் ?|
|Tigrinya||ዻጎር ዓግላረብ ?|
|Uzbek||Дагор Аглареб (Cyrillic) Dagor Aglareb (Latinised)|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XIII: "Of the Return of the Noldor"
- ↑ The Complete Guide to Middle-earth