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J.R.R. Tolkien wrote this as a typescript though it has no apparent previous drafts or even notes. It was written likely in 1930. It is also a reworking and expansion of the Sketch of the Mythology. The Quenta more resembles the published Simarillion. The Quenta or "Q" was written and finished though it was merely a compendium that was to appear as a summary of a longer work. The text contains a number of emendations; Christopher has divided the text into the same nineteen sections as The Earliest "Silmarillion" and the Sketch.

The World was created by Allfather (Iluvatar in Elvish) and the greatest spirits that existed with him entered the world to govern it. The Elves call the spirits the Valar and Men call them Gods. Some Gods were called the Eldar and while they appeared as Elves, were...

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