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These Annals are the "earliest" in the same sense as the previous chapter; the last version is called the Grey Annals. There are two versions, AB I and AB II. AB I covers the entire First Age and AB II is very brief. Christopher Tolkien gives both texts. AB I is a good manuscript though it was written quickly. The Annals are parallel with the Quenta though major new developments are found here. The manuscript was heavily amended, mostly concerning dating. Fingolfin's march to Angband is not mentioned here.

In Year 1, the Sun and Moon appear. Fingolfin leads the second house of the Gnomes into the Hither Lands and the son of Finrod, Felagund, follows with the third house. They come to Mithrim and feud with the sons of Feanor. Morgoth retreats under...

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