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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 Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor is the third chapter of the Quenta Silmarillion, which is the third part of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion.

SynopsisEdit

Throughout the long ages, Melkor fortified his stronghold Utumno and gathered all his servants, among them were the Balrogs. In the northern part of Middle-earth he created another fortress, Angband, which was commanded by Sauron, Melkor's lieutenant.

During these ages, Oromë and Yavanna walked in Middle-earth, and returning to Aman, the Valar held council. Tulkas proposed to make war swiftly before the Firstborn shall awake. From Mandos's prophecy, Varda wrought the stars from the Telperion which would also serve as a warning to Melkor. After the labors of Varda, the Children of Ilúvatar finally awoke.

The Elves awoke in Cuiviénen and first beheld the stars of Varda. They dwelt long there and named themselves the Quendi. Some time later, Oromë rode eastward and found the Elves. Thus, he named the Elves Eldar in their tongue. But the Elves were doubtful of Oromë, partly because of Melkor's shadows and evil spirits to spy on them. Before the arrival of Oromë, some of the Elves would vanish and never returned.

Oromë rode back to Valinor and announced the coming of the Elves. The Valar rejoiced and had another council debating to make war on Melkor. The Valar passed over to Middle-earth and broke down the stronghold of Utumno. Melkor fled to the uttermost part but Tulkas defeated him and cast Angainor that Aulë had wrought. However, the Valar did not discover all the other servants of Melkor, and those servants lingered ever in the shadows. Thus ended the War for Sake of the Elves.

Melkor was sent before the feet of Manwë, where he asked for pardon but was denied. Instead, he was admitted into the duress of Mandor and there to dwell for three ages long.

Again, the Valar held council and decided to befriend the Elves. Oromë returned to Cuiviénen to persuade the Elves in coming to Valinor. The Elves were unwilling at first, but eventually decided to send three ambassadors: Ingwë, Finwë, and Elwë. Enamored by the light of the Two Trees, the ambassadors returned to their people and urged them to come. The Sundering of the Elves began: Ingwë led the Vanyar; Finwë led the Ñoldor; and Elwë and his brother Olwë led the Teleri. Lenwë forsook the westward march and dwelt with his people in the forests.

Eventually, the host reached the Anduin and the Misty Mountains—lifted to terrible heights by Melkor to hinder the riding of Oromë—and the Teleri dallied long on the shores of the Anduin and became separated from the Noldor and Vanyar, who were more eager to follow Oromë. Some of the Teleri remained at the Anduin and became the Nandor, but Elwë eventually led the majority of his people over the Misty Mountains and, from there, northward into Beleriand.

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Translations around the worldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Van die Koms van die Elwe en die Gevangenskap van Melkor
Albanian Nga Ardhja e Kukudhët dhe robëri i Melkor
Arabic من مجيء الجان الحبس ملكور
Armenian Էլֆերի գալուստը եւ Մելկոր գերություն
Basque Elfen etorrerak eta Melkorren gatibutasun
Belarusian Cyrillic З Таго, Хто ідзе Эльфаў і палону Мелькор
Bengali এলভস আসছে এবং এর মেলকোর বন্দিদশা
Bosnian O dolasku vilenjaka i zatočeništvu Melkor
Bulgarian Cyrillic За идването на елфите и пленът на Мелкор
Catalan De la Vinguda dels Elfs i el Captivitat de Mélkor
Chinese 精灵的到来和米爾寇 的囚禁
Croatian O dolasku vilenjaka i zatočeništvu Melkor
Czech O příchodu elfů a o zajetí Melkor
Danish Om Kommende Elverne og fangenskab af Melkor
Dutch Over de Komst van de Elfen en de Gevangenname van Melkor
Esperanto De la Venanta Elfoj kaj la Cautiverio de Melkor
Estonian Tulemise ning päkapikud ja Melkori vangistus
Filipino Tungkol sa pagdating ng ang mga duwende at ang Pagkabihag ng Melkor
Finnish Haltioiden tulo ja Melkorin vangitseminen
French La Venue des Elfes et la captivité de Melkor
Galician Da chegada dos elfos e da catividade de Melkor
German Vom Erwachen der Elben und von Melkors Gefangeschaft
Greek Από την έλευση των ξωτικών και η αιχμαλωσία του Μέλκορ
Hebrew על ההגעה של האלפים ושל בשבי של מלקור
Hindi कल्पित बौने के आ रहा है और मेल्कोर की कैद
Hungarian A tündék érkezése és Melkor fogsága
Indonesian Tentang Kedatangan Peri dan Penangkapan Melkor
Italian Di venuta degli elfi e della cattività di Melkor
Japanese エルフと メルコールのとりこの到来の ?
Kazakh Cyrillic Эльфтардың келуі туралы және Мелкор тұтқындауы
Korean 멜 코르의 사로 잡힘과 엘프의 도래
Kyrgyz Cyrillic сүйлөгөн Келерки жана Мэлкор туткундалып кеткен ?
Latin De Adventu Alforum et Captivitate Melkoris
Latvian Par Elfu atnākšanas un Melkoras Nebrīvē
Lithuanian Apie Elfų atėjimo ir Melkoras nelaisvės
Luxembourgish Vun der Schicksal vun den Elben an der Gefaangenschaft vu Melkor
Macedonian Cyrillic За Доаѓаат од Елфите и заробеноста на Мелкор
Malaysian Kedatangan para elf dan penawanan Melkor
Nepalese एल्व्सको आउँदैछ र मेल्कोर कैद
Norwegian Om Komme av Alver og Fangenskap Melkor
Polish Pojawienie się elfów i uwięzienie Melkora
Portuguese Da Chegada dos Elfos e do Cativeiro de Melkor
Romanian Despre Venirea Elfilor și Captivitatea lui Melkor
Russian О приходе эльфов и пленении Мелькора
Serbian О доласка Елва и заробљеништво Мелкора (Cyrillic) O dolaska Elva i zarobljeništvo Melkora (Latin)
Sinhalese එල්ව්ස්ගේ පැමිණීම හා මෙල්කොර් වහල්භාවය
Slovak O Príchode Elfov a Zajatie Melkor
Slovenian O prihoda vilini in v zajetje Melkor
Spanish De Venida de los Elfos y el Cautiverio de Melkor
Swedish Om den Kommande av Alverna och Fångenskap Melkor
Tamil எல்வ்ஸ் வருகை மற்றும் மெல்கோர் சிறைப்பிடிப்பு
Thai ถึงการเสด็จมาของเอลฟ์และเชลยของเมลคอร์ ?
Turkish Elfler'in Gelişi ve Melkor'un tutsağı
Ukrainian Cyrillic Про прихід ельфів і поневолення Мелкор
Uzbek Келиб келишидан Элфлар ва асирга олиш Мелкор (Cyrillic) Kelib kelishidan Elflar va asirga olish Melkor (Latin)
Welsh O'r Dod y Elfau a'r Caethiwed o Melkor
Yiddish פון די קומענדיק פון די עלווז און די קאַפּטיוואַטי פון מעלקאָר