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Illuin

Type: Miscellaneous

Description:

The northernmost of the two Lamps of the Valar:
One lamp [the Valar] raised near to the north of Middle-earth, and it was named Illuin; and the other was raised in the south, and it was named Ormal; and the light of the Lamps of the Valar flowed out over the Earth, so that all was lit as it were in a changeless day.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 1, Of The Beginning of Days

[It] is said among the Elves that [Cuiviénen] lay far off in the east of Middle-earth, and northward, and it was a bay in the Inland Sea of Helcar; and that sea stood where aforetime the roots of the mountain of Illuin had been before Melkor overthrew it.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 3, Of The Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor

Now therefore the Valar were gathered upon Almaren, fearing no evil, and because of the light of Illuin they did not perceive the shadow in the north that was cast from afar by Melkor; for he was grown dark as the Night of the Void.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 1, Of The Beginning of Days

But Melkor... assailed the lights of Illuin and Ormal, and cast down their pillars and broke their lamps.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 1, Of The Beginning of Days

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 1May10

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