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0277 » Silmarillion 2022 » Ch 1: Of the Beginning of Days – Part 1

Chapter 1 picks up the story where “Ainulindalë” left off. The Valar have entered the world created by their music, only to find it essentially UNFORMED, and in need of their labor to achieve the shape they had envisioned. And, ultimately, to set the stage for the coming of the Children of Ilúvatar.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

  • John R
  • Kaitlyn of Tea With Tolkien

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

The dealing of the Ainur have indeed been mostly with the Elves, for Ilúvatar made them more like in nature to the Ainur, though less in might and stature; whereas to Men he gave strange gifts.

– The Silmarillion, Chapter 1: Of the Beginning of Days

CONTENTS

  • Quote of the Week » 1:30
  • Synopsis » 5:00
  • The First War / Tulkas vs. Melkor » 8:10
  • The Two Lamps / The Spring of Arda » 17:05
  • Melkor Destroys The Two Lamps » 25:25
  • Arda Changed / The Blessed Realm / Valinor » 31:45

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