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The Silmarillion chapters
  1. Ainulindalë
  2. Valaquenta
  3. Quenta Silmarillion
    1. Of the Beginning of Days
    2. Of Aulë and Yavanna
    3. Of the Coming of the Elves
    4. Of Thingol and Melian
    5. Of Eldamar
    6. Of Fëanor
    7. Of the Silmarils
    8. Of the Darkening of Valinor
    9. Of the Flight of the Noldor
    10. Of the Sindar
    11. Of the Sun and Moon
    12. Of Men
    13. Of the Return of the Noldor
    14. Of Beleriand and its Realms
    15. Of the Noldor in Beleriand
    16. Of Maeglin
    17. Of the Coming of Men into the West
    18. Of the Ruin of Beleriand
    19. Of Beren and Lúthien
    20. Of the Fifth Battle
    21. Of Túrin Turambar
    22. Of the Ruin of Doriath
    23. Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin
    24. Of the Voyage of Eärendil
  4. Akallabêth
  5. Of the Rings of Power

Of the Beginning of the Days is the first chapter of the Quenta Silmarillion which is the third part of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion.

SynopsisEdit

Before Arda was completely shaped, the First War between the Valar and Melkor began. At this time, the Vala Tulkas came to Arda to lend his strength in the fight against Melkor. Melkor then forsook Arda and hid from Tulkas; and there was peace in Arda for a long time.

At the prayer of Yavanna, Aulë made two lamps to provide light: Illuin and Ormal. Both were placed in the north and south of Arda, leaving the world always in daylight. Yavanna had planted trees and flowers, and the beasts began to grow.

Then, the Valar rested after their labor, but Melkor grew jealous of their work and sent spies among them. During the Spring of Arda, Tulkas espoused Nessa and slept. Therefore, Melkor took his chance and passed the Walls of Night with his servants, coming to Middle-earth without the knowing of the Valar. Melkor began to delve into the Earth and built his first fortress, Utumno. He marred all the labors of the Valar and broke the Two Lamps. However, Melkor fled upon hearing the voice of Manwë and the coming of Tulkas.

The Valar departed to Aman and there begun their labor once again. Behind the walls of Pelóri, the Valar established Valinor. Cities were built; and Yavanna hallowed the mound Ezellohar. Yavanna sang as she sat upon the mound, and there grew two saplings that were the Two Trees of Valinor, and called Telperion and Laurelin.

After the labors of the Valar, Ilúvatar decided the fates of his children: Elves shall remain immortal until the end of days, whereas the Men were given the Gift of Men, that they shall not be bound to the earth. It was declared that the Children of Ilúvatar will join the Second Music of the Ainur.

AppearancesEdit


Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Oor die Begin van Dae
Albanian Rreth Fillimi i Ditëve
Amharic የቀናት መጀመሪያ
Arabic حول بداية الأيام
Armenian Օրերի սկիզբի մասին
Azerbaijani Günlərin başlanğıcı haqqında
Belarusian Cyrillic Пра пачатак дзён
Bulgarian Cyrillic Относно началото на дните
Catalan Dels Inici dels dies
Cebuano Mahitungod sa Sinugdanan sa Mga Adlaw
Chinese 天地之初,萬物之始
Croatian O Početku dani
Czech Začátek dnů
Danish Om den Begyndelsen af Dage
Dutch Over het Begin der Tijden
Esperanto Pri la komenco de Tagoj
Estonian Umbes Päevade alguses
Filipino Tungkol sa simula ng mga araw
Finnish Aikojen alku
French Au commencement des jours
Galician Sobre o comezo dos días
Georgian დღეები დასაწყისის შესახებ
German Vom Anbeginn der Tage
Greek Σχετικά με την αρχή των ημερών
Gujarati દિવસની શરૂઆત દિવસો
Haitian Creole Osijè de kòmansman jou
Hebrew של תחילת ימי
Hindi दिनों की शुरुआत के बारे में
Hungarian Az idők kezdetéről
Icelandic Um upphaf daga
Italian Riguardo all'Inizio dei giorni
Japanese 日の始まりについて
Kannada ದಿನಗಳ ಪ್ರಾರಂಭದಲ್ಲಿ
Kazakh Күндердің басталуы туралы (Cyrillic) Künderdiñ bastalwı twralı (Latin)
Korean 일의 시작에 관하여
Kyrgyz Cyrillic күндөрдүн башталышы жөнүндө
Laotian ກ່ຽວກັບການເລີ່ມຕົ້ນຂອງມື້
Latin De initium dierum
Latvian Par dienas sākumu
Lithuanian Apie dienos pradžia
Macedonian Cyrillic Почетокот на деновите
Malagasy Mikasika ny fiandohan' andro
Malaysian Tentang permulaan hari
Mongolian Cyrillic Өдрийн эхэн үе
Nepalese दिनहरू सुरुवातको
Norwegian Om det Begynnelsen av Dager
Pashto د ورځو په پیل کې
Persian درباره آغاز روزها
Polish Początek dni
Portuguese Sobre o início dos dias
Punjabi ਦਿਨ ਦੇ ਸ਼ੁਰੂਆਤ ਬਾਰੇ
Romanian Despre începutul zilelor
Russian О начале дней
Serbian О почетку дани (Cyrillic) O početku dani (Latin)
Sinhalese දවස්වල ආරම්භය ගැන
Slovak O Začiatku dní
Slovenian O na Začetka dni
Spanish De los Sobre el comienzo de los Días
Swahili Kuhusu mwanzo wa siku
Swedish Om de Början av Dagarna
Tajik Cyrillic Дар бораи оғози рӯзи
Tamil நாட்களின் ஆரம்பம் பற்றி
Thai เกี่ยวกับจุดเริ่มต้นของวัน
Ukrainian Cyrillic Про початок днів
Urdu دنوں کے آغاز کے بارے میں
Uzbek Кунларнинг бошланиши ҳақида (Cyrillic) Kunlarning boshlanishi haqida (Latin)
Vietnamese Khoảng đầu ngày
Telugu రోజుల ప్రారంభం గురించి
Turkish Günlerin başlangıcı hakkında
Welsh Ynglŷn â Dechrau'r Dyddiau
Xhosa Malunga nokuqala kweentsuku
Yiddish וועגן די אָנהייב פון טעג