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Chapter 6, The Earliest Annals of Valinor Summary and Analysis

These are the "Earliest" annals because a later version followed in the late thirties and a third, "The Annals of Aman," was associated with The Lord of the Rings and was completed in 1951-52. The earliest Annals of Valinor is a short manuscript only nine pages long with a great deal of edits. The text in this chapter comes from the original writing of the Annals with few changes. These Annals should be associated with the Quenta though they come later. In short, the Annals are records of what occurred in each year of Tolkien's universe, starting with Year 0, when the world was created.

In Year 0, Illuvatar/Allfather created the Earth and the Valar, of which there were nine, went to the World. Melko became evil and so Morgoth. Many lesser...

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