|The Valar summon the three Elf tribes (Vanyar,
Teleri) to live with
them in Aman. Each tribe has inherent traits of its own. ||
come to Valinor as Quendi ambassadors. A yearning begins as the behold the Light of the Two Trees.
They return and counsel the Eldar to go to the Land of Aman.|
|1130 Elwë (Thingol) of the Teleri meets and marries Melian the Maia in Beleriand.
They found Doriath.
Melian throws a protective Girdle around Doriath.|
|1133 The Elves arrive in Aman.|
|1140 The city of Tirion is full wrought. The Tower of Ingwë is built.|
|1142 Yavanna gives to the Noldor the White tree Galathilion which was an image of the tree Telperion|
|1150 Ulmo takes all the Teleri who would follow
Olwë on Eressea and, with the aid and some pleading by Ossë,
they fasten the island in the bay of Eldamar within sight of Aman. Here they can see the Light of the Two Trees as it passes throught the cleft in the Pelori mountains.
Kalakiryan - The Pass of Light. The Teleri that remain in Middle-Earth stay on the coast of West Beleriand (Falas). They become the first mariners on the earth and the first ship-builders.
Cirdan is their Lord and their havens are at Brithombar and Eglarest. They become known as the Falathrim. (Sindarin - Coast-people)|
|1162 Olwë, Lord of the Teleri, with Finwë's aid and that of the Noldor, begins the building of Alqualondë,
the Swanhaven, upon the coast of Eldamar|
|1165 The last of the Vanyar leave Tirion for Valinor. The Noldor dwell alone and converse thereafter with the Teleri.
|1179 Fëanor is born there . His mother Miriel dies of his birth. Fëanor's father,
Finwë, King of the Noldor, marries again, his second wife being Indis of the Vanyar. Rumil devises the Letters and begins recording Eldar writings, songs, etc.|
|1190 Finwë & Indis' first son Fingolfin is born.
1200 Luthien, daughter of Thingol and Melian is born
|1450 Fëanor fashions the three Silmarils, each enclosing the
Lights of the Two Trees. Varda hallows the Silmarils, so that no mortal flesh nor any evil or unclean thing
might touch them, but will be scorched and burned with unenduring pain. Fëanor has further quarrels
with Fingolfin. Fëanor draws his sword on Fingolfin and threatens him|
|1490 Mandos banishes him for twelve years from the Noldor city of
Tirion. Fëanor builds a stronghold of his own at Formenos, north of Tirion,
where he is joined by his seven sons and by his father, Finwë. Nerdanel chooses not to follow her spouse but abides with Indis instead. Melkor (now
called Morgoth, the Black Enemy) is sought by the Valar as the chief begetter
of the quarrels but flees, apparently northward.|
|1492 Morgoth circles back to
southern Aman and makes a pact with Ungoliant.||
|1495 Jointly they kill the Two Trees.
On their flight back to Middle-earth Morgoth kills Finwë and steals the Silmarils at Formenos, Fëanor being absent, by command, at a
feast of the Valar. They ask Fëanor to restore to Yavanna the Light of the Two Trees by breaking open the Silmarils. He answers neither aye nor nay. Hearing of the tragedy at Formenos,
Fëanor rushes back to Tirion. Morgoth escapes from Ungoliant on Middle-earth. He rebuilds Angband mustering Orcs and
Balrogs. It is locate 150 leagues north of the bridge of Menegroth. He raises the three-fold peaks of Thangorodrim|
|1495-1500 Fëanor incites the Noldor in
Tirion to pursue Morgoth to Middle-earth both to avenge King Finwë and to
recover the Silmarils. Fëanor and his sons all swear the Oath "that none
should take" to kill anyone who keeps a Silmaril from them. He disregards
a warning from Manwë not to leave Valinor. He leads the Kinslaying of the
Teleri at Alqualonde. Mandos curses Fëanor and all the Noldor who follow him.
Fëanor steals the Teleri ships to transport to Middle-earth those Noldor most
loyal to him; lands at the Firth of Drengist, burns the ships, abandoning
Fingolfin and the main Noldor host in Araman; encamps with his followers on the
shore of Lake Mithrim. He repulses and shatters an Orc army secretly
sent by Morgoth. Pursuing its remnants to Ard-galen, Fëanor is slain by
Balrogs. His body instantly crumbles to dust.|
|First Battle: -
Morgoth hurls two Orc armies against Doriath, one to its east, one to its west.
Thingol's Elves rout the eastern army with the help of Green-elves and Dwarves. This victory is won
before any of the Noldor land in Beleriand. However, Denethor and all his kin perish. The Green-elves merge
with Thingol's people.
|Second Battle: -
Dagor-nuin-Giliath, Battle under the Stars - it is so called because neither Moon nor
Sun has yet risen, although the Valar are preparing both. The army of Cirdan, ally of Thingol, has been
defeated by the western orc host and pushed far south to the seacoast. This orc host, marching back
northward to aid those Orcs defeated by the Noldor at Lake Mithrim, is ambushed and wiped out by Celegorm,
third son of Fëanor. Expecting the imminent birth of Men, the Second Children of Iluvatar, the Valar resolve
to guard them against Morgoth's darkness by lighting all of Ea with a Moon and a Sun. The Moon (a radiant
silver flower of Telperion transparently encased by Aulë (and guided by the Maia Tilion) being ready first,
Varda sends it up into the sky from the Pelori mountains in Valinor. So it seems to rise first in the west,
but its assigned course is to pass under Eä and make its rising in the east. At the Moon's first appearance
Fingolfin and his host, safe at last from their crossing of the
Helcaraxë, set foot on Middle-earth. They
greet it with silver trumpets.
| Seven days later the Sun (one golden fruit from Laurelin and guided by the Maia
Arien) rises similarly above the Pelori, but is designed
to circle under Ea and bring morning to the east.
| 1-4 According
to the Sun's coming and going begins the Count of Time on Middle-earth, its first
rising being the first day of the first Year of the Sun. Its Years are "swifter
and briefer than the long Years of the Trees in Valinor". On the day of its
first rising Fingolfin and his host march into Mithrim, saluting it with horns and
banners. On the same day the race of Men awake in
comes to corrupt them by laying upon their hearts a darkness of fear and enmity
against the Elves which can never be expunged. But he is called back to Angband,
having only partially completed this task.
| 5 After the First and Second Battles Morgoth
lures Maedhros into a conference at which he is seized by Balrogs and nailed by
one hand to a cliff in
Thangorodrim. His friend Fingon finds him and, lifted up
King of Eagles, frees him by cutting off his hand. Maedhros, grateful,
begs Fingolfin's pardon for the desertion in Araman. Also renounces in his favor the office of High King of the Noldor.
| 7 Angrod comes from Doriath bearing
the words of Thingol. Thingol declares his rule not only over Doriath
but also over all of Beleriand; forbids Noldor settlements anywhere except in wild,
unoccupied lands; denies access to Doriath by any except members of the House of Finarfin,
his kinsman. All the Noldor are dismayed,but Caranthir, fourth son of Fëanor, angrily
attacks Angrod,who becaomes wrothful and departs the council. To ensure peace Maedhros takes all six
of his brothers far eastward to the Hill of Himring. There he makes them wardens of
the March of Maedhros against Morgoth's incursions from the north.|
| 20 Fingolfin
as High King holds a statesmanlike Feast of Reuniting, Mereth Aderthad, near
the pools of Ivrin, to heal all breaches. All the Noldor princes attend,
notably Maedhros and his brother
Maglor the Minstrel, with some of their warriors.
Also the Sindar leaders, save only those of Doriath. All swear oaths of friendship.
To bring Noldor and Sindar closer together, the Noldor there speak Sindarin.|
| 50 Warned by Ulmo
in their dreams to build cities impregnable to Morgoth, Finrod and Turgon travel
together looking for proper sites. With assistance from Dwarves, Finrod founds
in caves dug into the bank of the River Narog, resembling Menegroth.|
| 51 Under Ulmo's guidance Turgon discovers among the
mountains the hidden value of Tumladen, in which stands a hill of rock on which
to erect a city modeled after
Tirion upon Tuna in Aman.|
| 67 Tales are whispered concerning the deeds of the Noldor before coming to
Beleriand. Cirdan, perceiving that these stories are due to the jealousies between the princes of Noldor, informs Thingol. He becomes angry. Having the sons
of Finrod there he rebuked them. Angrod remembers Caranthir's words and speaks out in bitterness telling Thingol all concerning the Kinslaying at
Alqualondë and the ship burning at Losgar. Thingol decrees that never again shall the Noldor language be spoken in his realm.
|75 A huge legion of Orcs attacking Dorthonion is crushed between the forces of Fingolfin and Maedhros, who assail it simultaneously. The Noldor leaders establish
a tight siege of Angband which lasts nearly 400 years.|
|100 Turgon builds and secretly occupies the hidden city of Gondolin. Ulmo
promises him that it will be the last of the Noldor strongholds to fall, and that he will send a warning of peril before that happens. Thus foreshadowing
the coming of Tuor. Turgon's people begin the migration from
|155 Morgoth probes the defenses of
Hithlum by sending a brigade of Orcs
around it to attack from its west. Fingon falls upon them at the Firth of Drengist and drives most of them into the Sea.|
|265 Perceiving that unaided Orcs cannot prevail the Noldor, Morgoth breeds
Glaurung, the first Fire-drake. It emerges from Angband prematurely and is driven back in by a cavalry of Elves, who shoot arrows into its soft scales.|
|256-450 A Long Peace ensues while Glaurung grows to maturity. The Noldor find
leisure for arts of mind and hand. In many regions they merge with the Sindar. Sindarin
becomes the dominant speech for all the Elves of Beleriand. But the Noldor
princes retain Noldorin, the High Speech of the West, 'among themselves, and as
a language of lore.|
|304 Aredhel, Turgon's sister, leaves Gondolin. She
is befriended by the sons of Fëanor and is separated from them in Nan Dungortheb.
She survives and is seduced and wedded to Eöl the dark elf (
||305 Men are discovered in Ossiriand by Finrod Felagund.
|306 Maeglin, son of Aredhel is born|
|310 Finrod meets the Edain in Ossiriand|
|311 Bëor enters the service of Finrod|
|345 Through his mother Aredhel, Maeglin gains access to Gondolin.
Eöl follows them and, in a quarrel in front of Turgon's throne, Aredhel is slain
by a poison dart from Eöl. Eöl is cast over the Caragdur(a precipitous black
rock formation), cursing Maeglin. Unable to win the love of Idril, the King's
daughter, Maeglin seeks selfish power there.|
|350 Three tribes of Men first enter Beleriand: the
people of Bëor, the Haladin, and the Hador. By invitation of the Noldor
lords Bëor's tribe joins Angrod and Aegnor, sons of Finarfin, in Dorthonion.
The Hador settle in Hithlum under Fingolfin.|
|355 Death of Bëor|
|370 The Haladin choose to live in the
Forest of Brethil.|
|389 The birth of Hador, later Lord of Dor-lómin.|
|432 Approximate birth of Beren Erchamion.|
|441 The birth of Hurin|
|443 The birth of Morwen.|
|444 The birth of Huor|
|445 Birth of Ereinion, later called Gil-galad.|
|450 Hurin and Huor of the House of Hador, being fostered in
Brethil by their uncle, Haldir, lose their way after fighting Orcs
and are carried by Thorondor's Eagles into Gondolin. They persuade King Turgon to
release them.Birth of Larnach.|
|455 Morgoth suddenly succeeds in breaking the Siege of Angband. With swift rivers of
lava he burns Ard-galen into ashes. Then with Glaurung, Balrogs, and vast battalions
of Orcs, he pens Fingolfin and Fingon in Hithlum; overruns Dorthonion, killing
Angrod and Aegnor; smashes open the whole March of Maedhros except the Hill of
Himring, held by Maedhros and Maglor. Celegorm to Nargothrond. Finrod, hurrying
his army northward into the fray, is trapped in the Fens of Serech, saved only
by Barahir, to whom he gives his ring and swears an oath of friendship. Hador
perishes(455) at Barad Eithel defending Fingolfin . Fingolfin challenges Morgoth to
single combat, lames him, but is killed. Fingon becomes High King.
|456 Húrin and Huor return out of Gondolin to Dor-lómin.
Barahir sends the women and children of Bëor's tribe to the Haladin and the Hador.
He fights on in Dorthonion's highlands with twelve men, among them his son, Beren.
drives Orodreth from
Tol Sirion and, as Morgoth's chief lieutenant, occupies
its tower and dungeons with his Werewolves. Easterlings enter Beleriand for the
first time, many of them already corrupted by Morgoth. Maedhros allies himself
with Bor and Ulfang, the former faithful, the latter not.|
|462 Morgoth sends a large force of Orcs against
Hithlum. Hurin holds the pass of Eithel Sirion against one army. With
aid Fingon slaughters another coming down from the north. Hurin marries Morwen
and rules the Hador in Dorlomin.Capture of Minas Tirith by the forces of Sauron.
Galdor is slain in the siege of Barad Eithel.|
|463 Hurin's son, Turin, is born to Morwen.|
|465 By a trick Sauron learns the whereabouts of Barahir's
band and dispatches Orcs, who slay them, all except Beren.|
|467 Maedhros tries to form a Union of all those who
will fight against Morgoth, especially with Fingon, but neither Nargothrond nor
Doriath joins. Fingon has the help of Cirdan's Elves from the Falas and of all
the Edain. Maedhros has to rely on the Easterlings and a contingent of Dwarves.|
|468-490 Beren fights on alone for four years, and then goes south to the
forest of Neldoreth, where he and Luthien meet and love. To win Luthien, Beren
is required by Thingol to bring back as a bride price a Silmaril from Morgoth's
crown. Finrod Felagund dies (469) while saving Beren from a Werewolf in Sauron's
dungeon at Tol Sirion. Luthien and the hound Huan rescue Beren by driving Sauron
from Tol Sirion. While Morgoth and all his court slumber under Luthien's spell
of sleep Beren pries loose a Silmaril from his iron crown (469).
swallows the Silmaril in Beren's hand and, tortured by pain, ravages Doriath.
In hunting the beast Beren is mortally wounded while saving Thingol's life.
Beren gives Thingol the Silmaril, cut out from Carcharoth, and perishes of
his wounds. Luthien dies of grief. In Mandos' halls Luthien sings so sweetly
of her love for Beren that Manwë, empowered by Iluvatar, allows the lovers
to return together to Ea as mortals, there to share the fate of Men when
they die again. They settle on
Tol Galen in Ossiriand and have a son, Dior,
who is heir to Thingol's throne.
|471 As in Dagor Aglareb, the Glorious Battle, Fingon and Maedhros are to attack simultaneously from west and east. But Maedhros is delayed on the
Hill of Himring by the false reports of Uldor, his Easterling scout. And Fingon, leaving his defenses
too soon, is surrounded by Orcs and killed. Maedhros, hastening to Fingon's aid, is betrayed by
Easterlings. The Hador of Dor-lomin, captained by Huor and Hurin, fight to the last. Hurin is captured
alive and taken to Angband. Tuor is born. His mother, Rian, dies of grief for his slain father, Huor.
All the sons of Fëanor are wounded but escape to Mount Dolmed. Hithlum has lost all its fighting Men and most of its
Elves. Morgoth repopulates it with Easterlings. He ravages the Falas, driving Cirdan and his Elves
to the Isle of Balar.Seven ships built by Cirdan for King Turgon, to plead for help from the Valar
against Morgoth, are all wrecked. Morgoth, unable to break Hurin's will and force him to reveal the
location of Gondolin, curses him and sits him, bound, on a high peak whence he must watch evil overtake his wife and children
Morwen sends Turin, age eight,to Doriath to escape slavery the Easterlings and to be nurtured
by King Thingol. Year of Lamentation for the Battle of Unnumbered Tears.Birth of Tuor.
|500 Hurin seeks vengeance on all who have injured
his family; kills Mim in Nargothrond; selects from Glaurung's treasure only Nauglamir,
the Necklace of the Dwarves; caustically gives it to Thingol for "safekeeping" his family; casts himself into the Sea.
Birth of Dior's twin sons Elured and Elurin.|
|502 Dwarves kill Thingol; are themselves killed
by Doriath's Elves, all save two. Melian, at her husband's death, withdraws her
protecting Girdle and returns to Valinor.Tuor marries Idril Celebrindal, Turgon's
daughter, after seven years in Gondolin.|
|503 Nogrod sends an army of Dwarves to Doriath. Entering Menegroth, Dwarves
win a bloody battle with the Elves there.Eärendil, Tuor & Idril's son, is born in Gondolin.
Elwing, Dior's daughter is born in Ossiriand|
|504 Dwarves march eastward with Nauglamir and its Silmaril;
are ambushed by Green-elves of Ossiriand led by Beren, who takes the necklace home
to Tol Galen for Luthien to wear. Ents kill all the Dwarves who survive the ambush.|
|505 Dior, son of Beren and Luthien, succeeds to the
throne of Doriath. Beren and Luthien die; go together, like others of the race
of Men, to a future beyond the World, having sent the Silmaril to Dior.|
|506 The seven Sons of Fëanor attack Dior to
recover the Silmaril; kill Dior and most of his people in a second Kinslaying.
are slain. Elwing, Dior's daughter, escapes
with the Silmaril to the Mouths of Sirion.|
||510 Morgoth surprises and overthrows Gondolin,aided
by treacherous information from Maeglin. King Turgon and Maeglin perish.Glorfindel slays a Balrog in the Encircling Mountains, and is himself slain.Tuor leads Idril,
Eärendil, and the other survivors safely through perils to the Mouths of Sirion.|
|525 Tuor, feeling old, sails with Idril into the West,in the ship Eärrámë never to return; nor
is their fate known. Yet, it has been sung that Tuor was numbered among the Elder race and was sundered from the Fate of Men.
Eärendil becomes ruler of the remnants of Doriath and Gondolin gathered at Sirion's Mouths; marries
Elwing. Elros and Elrond (the Peredhil)are the sons of this marriage |
|528 Eärendil ventures far
into the Western Sea in his ship
Vingilot, hoping to reach Valinor with a plea
for help against Morgoth; is baffled without the Silmaril, which remains with
Elwing. Elros and Elrond are born.|