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0287 » Of the Darkening of Valinor » The Silmarillion Ch 8

Chapter 8 brings us to the great catastrophe of the Blessed Realm. What happens in this chapter sets in motion tidal waves of tragedies whose effects are felt, for good and for ill, down to the years of Frodo’s journey.

In Chapter 8, we’ll learn:

  • Of Melkor’s Revenge Plot
  • Of the Mysterious Origins of Ungoliant, the Predecessor of Shelob
  • Of the Undoing of the Bliss of Valinor

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

  • Kaitlyn of Tea with Tolkien
  • John R
  • Jacob Lockham

CONTENTS

  • Chapter Summary » 3:40
  • Timeline » 5:50
  • Melkor To Avathar » 7:40
  • Concerning Ungoliant & Her Origins (& Shelob) » 10:00
  • A Festival to Eru in Valmar » 26:45
  • The Destruction of the Two Trees » 39:30
  • Haiku » 48:53

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AS WELL AS THOSE CELEBRATING THEIR PATRON ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH (APRIL OF 2022):
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Join us for an in-depth discussion as we explore “Akallabíth”, the legend of Númenor’s fall from JRR Tolkien’s The Silmarillion. Learn about the rise of Sauron, Pharazôn’s assault on Valinor, and the escape of Elendil and Isildur to establish Arnor and Gondor.

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