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Chapter 5, The Ambarkanta Summary and Analysis

The Ambarkanta is very short and is called "The Shape of the World." The Ambarkanta follows the Quenta maybe by several years. The name Utumna appeared and "Middle-earth" does not. The text has six pages and few edits. Christopher Tolkien presents the final edits. It also has three diagrams of the World and two maps.

The Walls of the World or Ilurambar surround the world and cannot be penetrated or imagined by the Children of Earth. They cannot be seen or passed but by the Door of Night. Inside, the Earth is a globe and is surround by Vaiya, the Enfolding Ocean. Below the Earth in Vaiya we can find Ulmo and above the Earth is Air, called Vista. The Ulmo regions sometimes hide the stars and the Moon often hides there, but not the Sun.

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