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History of Arda

Ainulindalë
Years of the Lamps
Years of the Trees
Years of the Sun


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The Elder Days by Bmosig

The days of the Lamps of the Valar by Bmosig.

The Years of the Lamps, known also as the Spring of Arda, was the first of the three great time-periods of Arda.

HistoryEdit

After the Valar entered Arda, they found it flat and lifeless with no distinct geographical features. The initial shape of Arda, chosen by the Valar, was of a symmetrical continent. Needing light, the Valar found and collected the misty light veiled on the barren ground. The Valar concentrated this light into two large lamps, Illuin and Ormal. Then the Vala Aulë forged great towers: one in the north, Helcar, and another in the south, Ringol - and the world was lit by the two lamps, positioned upon the towers in the north and south, one in the continents, the other in the oceans. The Valar dwelt in the middle of the world where the light of the lamps mingled, at the island of Almaren in the middle of a Great Lake. But Almaren was not the only kingdom built in this time. Far to the north, the evil Maia spirits gathered and Melkor entered Arda.

In secret, while the Valar rested from their labours, Melkor raised the vast Iron Mountains and built his fortress Utumno. The era of the lamps came to an end when Melkor assailed and destroyed the Two Lamps and Arda was again darkened, and the lamps' fall spoiled the perfect symmetry of Arda's surface. Afterwards four main continents were created: Aman in the far West, Middle-earth in the middle, Land of the Sun in the far East, and the Dark Land in the far South. At the site where the northern lamp was later the inland Sea of Helcar, of which Cuiviénen was a bay. Afterwards, the Valar settled in Aman and created the Two Trees and the Years of the Trees began.

The time of the Lamps spanned a total of 1600 Valian Years, some 15,331.2 Years of the Sun.

TimelineEdit

Year Events
3400 Tulkas weds Nessa.

Melkor passes over the Walls of the Night.[1]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Jaar van die Lampe
Albanian Vitet të llambave
Amharic መብራቶቹን ዓመታት
Arabic سنوات المصابيح
Armenian Տարիների ընթացքում լամպեր
Azerbaijani Lampalar İllər
Basque Argiak urte ?
Belarusian Cyrillic Года лямпаў
Bengali আলো বছর
Bosnian Godinama lampe
Bulgarian Cyrillic години на лампите
Cambodian ឆ្នាំនៃការចង្កៀងនេះ
Catalan Any de les Làmpades
Cebuano Mga tuig sa mga Suga ?
Chinese 多年的灯具
Corsican Anni di u Lampi
Croatian Godina svjetiljki
Czech Roky lamp
Danish Årene af lamperne
Dari سال از لامپ
Dutch Jaar van de Lampen
Esperanto Jaroj de la Lampoj
Estonian Aasta Lambid
Fijian Na yabaki ni cina
Filipino Taon ng Lampara
Finnish Vuosia lamppuja
French Années des Lampes
Frisian Jierren fan de Lampen
Galician Anos das Lámpadas
Georgian ლამპრების წლები
German Zeitalter vor den Tagen
Greek Έτη των Φανών
Gujarati લેમ્પના વર્ષો
Haitian Creole Ane de lanp yo ?
Hawaiian Makahiki o na kukui
Hebrew שנים של המנורות
Hindi दीपक का साल
Hungarian A Lámpások kora
Icelandic Ár af lampanna
Indonesian Tahun lampu
Irish Gaelic Bliain de na Lampaí
Italian Anni delle Lampade
Japanese 灯火の時代
Kannada ಲ್ಯಾಂಪ್ಸ್ ವರ್ಷಗಳ
Kazakh Cyrillic Шамдар жыл
Korean 램프의 해
Kurdish سالان جی قه‌ندیلێن (Arabic script) Salan ji Qendîlên (Latin)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Чырактарынын Жылдар
Laotian ປີຂອງໂຄມໄຟໄດ້ ?
Latvian Gadi Lukturu
Lithuanian Metų žibintų
Luxembourgish Joer vum Luuchte
Macedonian Cyrillic Години од Лампи
Malagasy Taona ny lela fanaovan-jiro ?
Malay Tahun daripada Lampu
Maltese Snin tal-lampi
Mongolian Cyrillic Чийдэн жил
Nepalese यस दीपक को वर्ष ?
Norwegian År av Lamper
Pashto د کلونو کلونو د څراغونو ?
Persian سال از لامپ
Polish Era Latarń
Portuguese Anos de Lâmpadas
Punjabi ਲੈਂਪ ਦੇ ਸਾਲ
Romanian De ani de la Lămpi
Russian Эпоха Светильников
Serbian Година од лампе (Cyrillic) Godina od lampe (Latin)
Sesotho Lilemo tsa mabone
Sindhi جي چٽڻ جو سال
Sinhalese පහන් වසර
Slovak Roky lamp
Slovenian Letih svetilk
Spanish Año de las Lámparas
Sudanese Taun ti lampu
Swahili Miaka ya Taa
Swedish år av lamporna
Tahitian Te matahiti o te mau lamepa
Tajik Cyrillic Сол аз чароғҳои
Tamil விளக்குகள் ஆண்டுகள்
Telugu దీపాలు సంవత్సరాల
Thai ะยุคแห่งชวาลา
Turkish Lambalar Çağı
Ukrainian Cyrillic Роки Ламп
Urdu لیمپ کی سال
Uzbek Йоритгичлар ва лампалар йил (Cyrillic) Yoritgichlar va lampalar yil (Latin)
Vietnamese tuổi của các loại đèn
Welsh Blynyddoedd y Lampiau
Xhosa Zeminyaka ye Izibane
Yiddish יאר פון די לאַמפּס

ReferencesEdit

  1. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. X: Morgoth's Ring, The Annals of Aman

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