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First Age

Literature DictionaryTolkiens Middle-Earth Dictionary
The Age of the Wars of Beleriand.
First, and shortest by far, of the Four Ages chronicled by Tolkien. Unlike the Second and Third Ages, there is no detailed chronicle of the events of the First Age, and so dates must be inferred from references in the text - hence many dates in this Age (including the year in which it ended) are necessarily approximate. The First Age began with the Return of the Noldor to Middle-earth, the first rising of the Moon and the Sun, and the Awakening of Men in Hildórien. It ended with the War of Wrath, the destruction of Beleriand and the final defeat of Morgoth. The end of the First Age was marked by the return of many of the Noldor, accompanied also by many Sindarin Elves, into the West to dwell on Tol Eressëa.

Key Events of the First Age:
- 1: Return of the Noldor; Dagor-nuin-Giliath; Awakening of Men.
- c. 75: Dagor Aglareb.
- 126: Completion of Gondolin.
- c. 305: Arrival of Men in Beleriand.
- 455: Dagor Bragollach.
- 465: Beren and Lúthien achieve the Quest of the Silmaril.
- 471: Nirnaeth Arnoediad.
- 495: Sack of Nargothrond.
- 510: Fall of Gondolin.
- c. 583: War of Wrath; defeat of Morgoth.

 

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A Fisherman of th...A-Io
AO
Abbeney
Abbott, Hannah
Abyssinian Shrive...
Accidental Magic ...Accio
Acid Pops
Ackerley, Stewart
Aconite
Adanedhel
Adorn
Adrahil #1
Adrahil #2
Aduial
Adunakhôr
Adurant
Advanced Transfig...Adventures of Mar...Adûnaic
Aeglos
Aeglos (plant)
Aegnor
Aelin-uial
Aerandir
Aerin
Afterborn
Aftercomers
Afterlithe
Afteryule
Agarwaen
Agat Alterra, Jakob
Agathurush
Age Line
Age of the Enemy
Aghan
Aging Potion
Aglarond
Aglon
Agrippa
Ai, Genly
Aiglos (Aeglos)
Ailinel
Ainulindalë
Ainulindalë (Mus...Ainulindalë (Tale)
Ainur
Aiwendil
Akallabêth
Akallabêth (tale)
Alam al-Mithal
Alatar
Alatáriel
Alb
Albania
Albert Steinowitz
Alcarin (Gondor)
Alcarin (Númenor)
Alcarinquë
Alcarondas
Alchemy
Aldamir
Aldarion
Aldarion and Eren...Aldaron
Aldburg
Aldor
Aldudénië
Aldëa
Alfirin
Algund
Alkaron
Almaren
Almarian
Almiel
Alqualondë
Aman
Amandil
Amarië
Amdír
Amlach
Amlaith of Fornost
Amon Amarth
Amon Anwar
Amon Darthir
Amon Dîn
Amon Ereb
Amon Ethir
Amon Gwareth
Amon Hen
Amon Lanc
Amon Lhaw
Amon Obel
Amon Rûdh
Amon Sûl
Amon Uilos
Amor vincit omnia
Ampolirus

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