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Ainulindalë

Type: Songs & Stories

Meaning: music of the Ainur

Description:

The story of the Creation, written by a Noldorin sage (also the name of the Great Music from which that Creation sprang):
Ainulindalë... [The] name of the account of Creation said to have been composed by Rúmil of Tirion in the Elder Days.

The Silmarillion, Index of Names

Ainulindalë
The Music of the
Ainur

This was made by Rúmil of Túna in the Elder Days. It is here written as it was spoken in Eressëa to Ælfwine by Pengoloð the Sage. To it are added the further words that Pengoloð spoke at that time concerning the Valar, the Eldar and the Atani....

Morgoth's Ring, HoME Vol 10, Part 1, Ainulindalë D

Now it was a time of festival.... And even as it was then the delight of the Valar (as is told in the Ainulindalë) to clothe themselves as in a vesture in the forms of the Children of Ilúvatar, so also did they eat and drink, and gather the fruits of Yavanna from the Earth, which under Eru they had made.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 8, Of The Darkening of Valinor

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 14Mar08

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