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The Silmarillion Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Ainulindale

Ainulindale, which means "the Music of the Ainur" is also called The Great Music and The Great Song. It is also the name of the account of Creation that Remil of Tirion composed in the Elder Days.

Almaren

Almaren is the first abode of the Valar in Arda; Melkor destroys it. It is an island in a great lake in the midst of Middle-earth.

Aman

Aman is the name of the land in the west, beyond the Great Sea, where the Valar dwell after they leave the Isle of Almaren. It means"blessed" or "free from evil". It is also referred to as the Blessed Realm, the Undying lands, and the Deathless Lands.

Angband

Angband is Melkor's dungeon-fortress in northwestern Middle-earth. The name means "Iron Prison" or "Hell of Iron."

Balar

Balar is the great bay located south of Beleriand. The river Sirion flows into Balar. Balar...

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