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The Silmarillion Chapter Summary & Analysis - Quenta Silmarillion: The History of the Silmarils, Chapter 11: Of the Sun and Moon & the Hiding of Valinor and Chapter 12: Of Men Summary

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Quenta Silmarillion: The History of the Silmarils, Chapter 11: Of the Sun and Moon & the Hiding of Valinor and Chapter 12: Of Men Summary

The Valar mourn the loss of the Two Trees of Valinor and the departure of Feanor and the Eldar. They consider redress for Melkor's evils, but do not determine anything yet. The Valar take a bough from Telperion and fruit from Laurelin and set them in the sky, creating the sun and the moon in order to give light to Middle-earth. They worry about the Men who will arrive soon. Melkor is angry about the light because he is unable to bear the sun. He tries to attack the moon but fails, causing him to lose some of his power and become more closely bound to Ea...

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