Digital Tolkien Project
Silmarillion Citation System Index
by James Tauber
AINULINDALË
The Music of the Ainur
AL.001 {p} There was Eru, the
AL.002 {p} And it came to
AL.003 {p} Then Ilúvatar said to
AL.004 {p} Then the voices of
AL.005 {p} But now Ilúvatar sat
AL.006 {p} Some of these thoughts
AL.007 {p} Then Ilúvatar arose, and
AL.008 {p} In the midst of
AL.009 {p} Then Ilúvatar spoke, and
AL.010 {p} Then the Ainur were
AL.011 {p} But when they were
AL.012 {p} And many other things
AL.013 {p} Now the Children of
AL.014 {p} But the other Ainur
AL.015 {p} Now to water had
AL.016 {p} And Ilúvatar spoke to
AL.017 {p} Then Ulmo answered: “Truly,
AL.018 {p} But even as Ulmo
AL.019 {p} Then there was unrest
AL.020 {p} Thus it came to
AL.021 {p} But when the Valar
AL.022 {p} But Manwë was the
AL.023 {p} Now the Valar took
AL.024 {p} And the Valar drew
AL.025 {p} Thus began the first
VALAQUENTA
Account of the Valar and Maiar according to the lore of the Eldar
VQ.01.001 {p} In the beginning Eru,
VQ.01.002 {p} Then those of the
Of the Valar
VQ.02.001 {p} The Great among these
VQ.02.002 {p} Manwë and Melkor were
VQ.02.003 {p} With Manwë dwells Varda,
VQ.02.004 {p} Ulmo is the Lord
VQ.02.005 {p} Nonetheless Ulmo loves both
VQ.02.006 {p} Aulë has might little
VQ.02.007 {p} The spouse of Aulë
VQ.02.008 {p} The Fëanturi, masters of
VQ.02.009 {p} Námo the elder dwells
VQ.02.010 {p} Irmo the younger is
VQ.02.011 {p} Mightier than Estë is
VQ.02.012 {p} Greatest in strength and
VQ.02.013 {p} Oromë is a mighty
VQ.02.014 {p} These are the names
Of the Maiar
VQ.03.001 {p} With the Valar came
VQ.03.002 {p} Chief among the Maiar
VQ.03.003 {p} Ossë is a vassal
VQ.03.004 {p} Melkor hated the Sea,
VQ.03.005 {p} Melian was the name
VQ.03.006 {p} Wisest of the Maiar
VQ.03.007 {p} Of Melian much is
Of the Enemies
VQ.04.001 {p} Last of all is
VQ.04.002 {p} From splendour he fell
VQ.04.003 {p} Yet so great was
VQ.04.004 {p} Among those of his
VQ.trailer {tr} HERE ENDS THE VALAQUENTA
QUENTA SILMARILLION
The History of the Silmarils
01: OF THE BEGINNING OF DAYS
QS.01.001 {p} It is told among
QS.01.002 {p} In that time the
QS.01.003 {p} Then the seeds that
QS.01.004 {p} Now it came to
QS.01.005 {p} Now therefore the Valar
QS.01.006 {p} Then Tulkas slept, being
QS.01.007 {p} Now Melkor began the
QS.01.008 {p} In the confusion and
QS.01.009 {p} Thus ended the Spring
QS.01.010 {p} Behind the walls of
QS.01.011 {p} And when Valinor was
QS.01.012 {p} And as they watched,
QS.01.013 {p} The one had leaves
QS.01.014 {p} In seven hours the
QS.01.015 {p} But as the ages
QS.01.016 {p} From the beauty and
QS.01.017 {p} But Manwë Súlimo, highest
QS.01.018 {p} Manwë has no thought
QS.01.019 {p} But Ulmo was alone,
QS.01.020 {p} And in that time
QS.01.021 {p} Now all is said
QS.01.022 {p} For it is said
QS.01.023 {p} But Ilúvatar knew that
QS.01.024 {p} It is one with
02: OF AULË AND YAVANNA
QS.02.001 {p} It is told that
QS.02.002 {p} Now Ilúvatar knew what
QS.02.003 {p} Then Aulë answered: “I
QS.02.004 {p} Then Aulë took up
QS.02.005 {p} But Ilúvatar spoke again
QS.02.006 {p} Then Aulë took the
QS.02.007 {p} Since they were to
QS.02.008 {p} Now when Aulë laboured
QS.02.009 {p} But Aulë answered: “That
QS.02.010 {p} “Not unless Melkor darken
QS.02.011 {p} “It is true,” said
QS.02.012 {p} Then Yavanna was silent
QS.02.013 {p} “If thou hadst thy
QS.02.014 {p} “All have their worth,”
QS.02.015 {p} “This is a strange
QS.02.016 {p} “Yet it was in
QS.02.017 {p} Then Manwë sat silent,
QS.02.018 {p} Then Manwë awoke, and
QS.02.019 {p} Then Yavanna was glad,
QS.02.020 {p} But Manwë rose also,
QS.02.021 {p} “Nay,” he said, “only
QS.02.022 {p} Then Manwë and Yavanna
QS.02.023 {p} “Nonetheless they will have
03: OF THE COMING OF THE ELVES AND THE CAPTIVITY OF MELKOR
QS.03.001 {p} Through long ages the
QS.03.002 {p} But in the north
QS.03.003 {p} And Melkor made also
QS.03.004 {p} It came to pass
QS.03.005 {p} And Tulkas cried: “Nay!
QS.03.006 {p} But at the bidding
QS.03.007 {p} Then Varda went forth
QS.03.008 {p} It is told that
QS.03.009 {p} In the changes of
QS.03.010 {p} Long they dwelt in
QS.03.011 {p} And on a time
QS.03.012 {p} Thus it was that
QS.03.013 {p} In the beginning the
QS.03.014 {p} Yet many of the
QS.03.015 {p} Thus it was that
QS.03.016 {p} But of those unhappy
QS.03.017 {p} Oromë tarried a while
QS.03.018 {p} Manwë sat long in
QS.03.019 {p} Then Manwë said to
QS.03.020 {p} Melkor met the onset
QS.03.021 {p} But at the last
QS.03.022 {p} Nonetheless the Valar did
QS.03.023 {p} But when the Battle
QS.03.024 {p} Then again the Valar
QS.03.025 {p} But the Elves were
QS.03.026 {p} Then befell the first
QS.03.027 {p} The Eldar prepared now
QS.03.028 {p} Next came the Noldor,
QS.03.029 {p} The greatest host came
QS.03.030 {p} These were the three
QS.03.031 {p} It is told that
QS.03.032 {p} Long and slow was
QS.03.033 {p} Then one arose in
QS.03.034 {p} At length the Vanyar
QS.03.035 {p} And the host of
04: OF THINGOL AND MELIAN
QS.04.001 {p} Melian was a Maia,
QS.04.002 {p} Now when their journey
QS.04.003 {p} She spoke no word;
QS.04.004 {p} Thus Elwë’s folk who
05: OF ELDAMAR AND THE PRINCES OF THE ELDALIË
QS.05.001 {p} In time the hosts
QS.05.002 {p} Now Ulmo, by the
QS.05.003 {p} But the Teleri remained
QS.05.004 {p} When many years had
QS.05.005 {p} The kinsfolk and friends
QS.05.006 {p} But when Elwë awoke
QS.05.007 {p} Now Ossë followed after
QS.05.008 {p} To these the Valar
QS.05.009 {p} Upon the crown of
QS.05.010 {p} Manwë and Varda loved
QS.05.011 {p} The Noldor afterwards came
QS.05.012 {p} Finwë was King of
QS.05.013 {p} Fëanor was the mightiest
QS.05.014 {p} The seven sons of
QS.05.015 {p} The sons of Fingolfin
QS.05.016 {p} The sons of Finarfin
QS.05.017 {p} Here must be told
QS.05.018 {p} There they dwelt, and
QS.05.019 {p} As the ages passed
QS.05.020 {p} Fëanor and his sons
06: OF FËANOR AND THE UNCHAINING OF MELKOR
QS.06.001 {p} Now the Three Kindreds
QS.06.002 {p} In that time was
QS.06.003 {p} Míriel was the name
QS.06.004 {p} Then Finwë was grieved,
QS.06.005 {p} “It is indeed unhappy,”
QS.06.006 {p} She went then to
QS.06.007 {p} All his love he
QS.06.008 {p} While still in his
QS.06.009 {p} Now it came to
QS.06.010 {p} The wedding of his
QS.06.011 {p} Now even while Fëanor
QS.06.012 {p} Before the gates of
QS.06.013 {p} Then Manwë granted him
QS.06.014 {p} Now in his heart
07: OF THE SILMARILS AND THE UNREST OF THE NOLDOR
QS.07.001 {p} In that time were
QS.07.002 {p} As three great jewels
QS.07.003 {p} All who dwelt in
QS.07.004 {p} Then Melkor lusted for
QS.07.005 {p} When he saw that
QS.07.006 {p} In those days, moreover,
QS.07.007 {p} Thus ere the Valar
QS.07.008 {p} High princes were Fëanor
QS.07.009 {p} And when Melkor saw
QS.07.010 {p} Thus with lies and
QS.07.011 {p} Then there was great
QS.07.012 {p} But even as Fingolfin
QS.07.013 {p} Fingolfin bowed before Finwë,
QS.07.014 {p} These words were heard
QS.07.015 {p} Now the unrest of
QS.07.016 {p} Then Fingolfin said: “I
QS.07.017 {p} With him into banishment
QS.07.018 {p} Now Melkor, knowing that
QS.07.019 {p} It is told that
QS.07.020 {p} Now Fëanor’s heart was
QS.07.021 {p} But his cunning overreached
QS.07.022 {p} Then Melkor departed in
QS.07.023 {p} Now the Valar were
QS.07.024 {p} Thus Melkor departed from
08: OF THE DARKENING OF VALINOR
QS.08.001 {p} When Manwë heard of
QS.08.002 {p} Thus unseen he came
QS.08.003 {p} In a ravine she
QS.08.004 {p} Now Melkor came to
QS.08.005 {p} A cloak of darkness
QS.08.006 {p} But now upon the
QS.08.007 {p} Now it was a
QS.08.008 {p} Therefore Yavanna set times
QS.08.009 {p} There came the Vanyar,
QS.08.010 {p} One thing only marred
QS.08.011 {p} Then Fëanor took his
QS.08.012 {p} “I hear thee,” said
QS.08.013 {p} It is told that
QS.08.014 {p} So the great darkness
QS.08.015 {p} Varda looked down from
QS.08.016 {p} But Manwë from his
QS.08.017 {p} Then the pursuit was
09: OF THE FLIGHT OF THE NOLDOR
QS.09.001 {p} After a time a
QS.09.002 {p} Yavanna spoke before the
QS.09.003 {p} Then Manwë spoke and
QS.09.004 {p} There was long silence,
QS.09.005 {p} But Aulë the Maker
QS.09.006 {p} But Fëanor spoke then,
QS.09.007 {p} “Not the first,” said
QS.09.008 {p} Then Mandos said: “Thou
QS.09.009 {p} But even as Nienna
QS.09.010 {p} Then Fëanor rose, and
QS.09.011 {p} Many there grieved for
QS.09.012 {p} Meanwhile Morgoth escaping from
QS.09.013 {p} “Blackheart!” she said. “I
QS.09.014 {p} “What wouldst thou have
QS.09.015 {p} “Not so much,” said
QS.09.016 {p} Then perforce Morgoth surrendered
QS.09.017 {p} In his right hand
QS.09.018 {p} But Ungoliant had grown
QS.09.019 {p} And thus the fear
QS.09.020 {p} For now, more than
QS.09.021 {p} Now when it was
QS.09.022 {p} Then suddenly Fëanor appeared
QS.09.023 {p} “Why, O people of
QS.09.024 {p} “Here once was light,
QS.09.025 {p} Long he spoke, and
QS.09.026 {p} Then Fëanor swore a
QS.09.027 {p} Thus spoke Maedhros and
QS.09.028 {p} At length after long
QS.09.029 {p} Little foresight could there
QS.09.030 {p} And indeed when Fëanor
QS.09.031 {p} But even as the
QS.09.032 {p} But Fëanor laughed, and
QS.09.033 {p} Then turning to the
QS.09.034 {p} In that hour the
QS.09.035 {p} Now Fëanor led the
QS.09.036 {p} But the Teleri were
QS.09.037 {p} Then Fëanor grew wrathful,
QS.09.038 {p} But Olwë answered: “We
QS.09.039 {p} Thereupon Fëanor left him,
QS.09.040 {p} Thus at last the
QS.09.041 {p} Nonetheless the greater part
QS.09.042 {p} “Tears unnumbered ye shall
QS.09.043 {p} “Ye have spilled the
QS.09.044 {p} Then many quailed; but
QS.09.045 {p} But in that hour
QS.09.046 {p} The Noldor came at
QS.09.047 {p} Therefore Fëanor halted and
QS.09.048 {p} But when they were
QS.09.049 {p} Then Fëanor laughed as
QS.09.050 {p} Then Fingolfin seeing that
10: OF THE SINDAR
QS.10.001 {p} Now as has been
QS.10.002 {p} It came to pass
QS.10.003 {p} From Nogrod and Belegost
QS.10.004 {p} Now Melian had much
QS.10.005 {p} Therefore the Naugrim laboured
QS.10.006 {p} But the Elves also
QS.10.007 {p} And when the building
QS.10.008 {p} But as the third
QS.10.009 {p} And ere long the
QS.10.010 {p} Therefore Thingol took thought
QS.10.011 {p} At this time therefore
QS.10.012 {p} Now as has been
QS.10.013 {p} Of the long years
QS.10.014 {p} In Beleriand in those
QS.10.015 {p} But it came to
QS.10.016 {p} Now the Orcs that
QS.10.017 {p} But the victory of
QS.10.018 {p} And when Thingol came
QS.10.019 {p} But new tidings were
11: OF THE SUN AND MOON AND THE HIDING OF VALINOR
QS.11.001 {p} It is told that
QS.11.002 {p} But Mandos said: “And
QS.11.003 {p} But when at last
QS.11.004 {p} These Yavanna took; and
QS.11.005 {p} These things the Valar
QS.11.006 {p} Isil the Sheen the
QS.11.007 {p} The maiden whom the
QS.11.008 {p} Isil was first wrought
QS.11.009 {p} Tilion had traversed the
QS.11.010 {p} Now Varda purposed that
QS.11.011 {p} Because of the waywardness
QS.11.012 {p} Varda commanded the Moon
QS.11.013 {p} Therefore by the coming
QS.11.014 {p} Still therefore, after the
QS.11.015 {p} But Morgoth hated the
QS.11.016 {p} But seeing the assault
QS.11.017 {p} And in that time
12: OF MEN
QS.12.001 {p} The Valar sat now
QS.12.002 {p} From this time forth
QS.12.003 {p} At the first rising
QS.12.004 {p} Morgoth had then not
QS.12.005 {p} But the dawn is
QS.12.006 {p} Immortal were the Elves,
QS.12.007 {p} In after days, when
13: OF THE RETURN OF THE NOLDOR
QS.13.001 {p} It has been told
QS.13.002 {p} Now the flames of
QS.13.003 {p} Under the cold stars
QS.13.004 {p} Yet cause he had
QS.13.005 {p} Then his sons raised
QS.13.006 {p} Now in Mithrim there
QS.13.007 {p} But even in the
QS.13.008 {p} Then the brothers of
QS.13.009 {p} Now rumour came to
QS.13.010 {p} But Fingolfin, being of
QS.13.011 {p} Thus because of the
QS.13.012 {p} Then Fingon the valiant,
QS.13.013 {p} Thus Fingon found what
QS.13.014 {p} His prayer was answered
QS.13.015 {p} There Maedhros in time
QS.13.016 {p} Therefore even as Mandos
QS.13.017 {p} Now King Thingol welcomed
QS.13.018 {p} Angrod son of Finarfin
QS.13.019 {p} Now the lords of
QS.13.020 {p} But Caranthir, who loved
QS.13.021 {p} Then Angrod was wrathful
QS.13.022 {p} Now the people of
QS.13.023 {p} When twenty years of
QS.13.024 {p} At Mereth Aderthad many
QS.13.025 {p} And when again thirty
QS.13.026 {p} Now on a time
QS.13.027 {p} There in Nargothrond Finrod
QS.13.028 {p} Galadriel his sister went
QS.13.029 {p} But Turgon remembered the
QS.13.030 {p} Now Morgoth, believing the
QS.13.031 {p} A victory it was,
QS.13.032 {p} When nearly one hundred
QS.13.033 {p} Again after a hundred
14: OF BELERIAND AND ITS REALMS
QS.14.001 {p} This is the fashion
QS.14.002 {p} In the north of
QS.14.003 {p} To the west of
QS.14.004 {p} Fingolfin and Fingon his
QS.14.005 {p} West of Dor-lómin, beyond
QS.14.006 {p} South of Ard-galen the
QS.14.007 {p} Between Dorthonion and the
QS.14.008 {p} Now the great and
QS.14.009 {p} But the realm of
QS.14.010 {p} Thus the realm of
QS.14.011 {p} Upon the left hand
QS.14.012 {p} Southward lay the guarded
QS.14.013 {p} In the south-west of
QS.14.014 {p} This dividing fall was
QS.14.015 {p} Gelion was a great
QS.14.016 {p} In Ossiriand dwelt the
QS.14.017 {p} East of Dorthonion the
QS.14.018 {p} Between the arms of
QS.14.019 {p} Thus the sons of
15: OF THE NOLDOR IN BELERIAND
QS.15.001 {p} It has been told
QS.15.002 {p} Now after the Dagor
QS.15.003 {p} And Ulmo warned Turgon
QS.15.004 {p} Then Ulmo returned to
QS.15.005 {p} Through many long years
QS.15.006 {p} Now while the city
QS.15.007 {p} “For that woe is
QS.15.008 {p} Then Melian looked in
QS.15.009 {p} “Near,” said Galadriel; “save
QS.15.010 {p} Then Galadriel spoke to
QS.15.011 {p} “Maybe,” said Galadriel; “but
QS.15.012 {p} And Melian spoke then
QS.15.013 {p} Then Thingol was silent,
QS.15.014 {p} But Melian said: “Truly
QS.15.015 {p} And Thingol answered: “What
QS.15.016 {p} “Their swords and their
QS.15.017 {p} It was not long
QS.15.018 {p} It chanced that at
QS.15.019 {p} But Finrod answered: “What
QS.15.020 {p} “I marvel at you,
QS.15.021 {p} Then Finrod was greatly
QS.15.022 {p} Then Angrod spoke bitterly
QS.15.023 {p} “Yet the shadow of
QS.15.024 {p} Then the sons of
QS.15.025 {p} It came to pass
QS.15.026 {p} But it is said
16: OF MAEGLIN
QS.16.001 {p} Aredhel Ar-Feiniel, the White
QS.16.002 {p} But Aredhel said: “I
QS.16.003 {p} Then Turgon answered: “I
QS.16.004 {p} And Turgon appointed three
QS.16.005 {p} But when she came
QS.16.006 {p} Then Aredhel turned back
QS.16.007 {p} But Aredhel, having sought
QS.16.008 {p} In that wood in
QS.16.009 {p} Now the traffic of
QS.16.010 {p} It is not said
QS.16.011 {p} As Maeglin grew to
QS.16.012 {p} Yet it is said
QS.16.013 {p} In the telling of
QS.16.014 {p} It came to pass
QS.16.015 {p} Then Aredhel was glad,
QS.16.016 {p} Now Eöl returned out
QS.16.017 {p} Then Curufin said to
QS.16.018 {p} And Eöl knowing his
QS.16.019 {p} Then Curufin laughed at
QS.16.020 {p} And Eöl answered: “Then,
QS.16.021 {p} “You have my leave,
QS.16.022 {p} Then Eöl mounted his
QS.16.023 {p} Then Eöl rode off
QS.16.024 {p} Now Aredhel and Maeglin
QS.16.025 {p} “I rejoice indeed that
QS.16.026 {p} Then Maeglin bowed low
QS.16.027 {p} But Eöl, following after
QS.16.028 {p} “Lord,” he cried, “the
QS.16.029 {p} Then Aredhel said: “Alas!
QS.16.030 {p} And so it was
QS.16.031 {p} But Eöl withdrew his
QS.16.032 {p} Then Turgon sat in
QS.16.033 {p} Then Eöl looked into
QS.16.034 {p} But Aredhel sprang before
QS.16.035 {p} It was appointed that
QS.16.036 {p} Therefore when Eöl was
QS.16.037 {p} Then they cast Eöl
QS.16.038 {p} Thus all seemed well
QS.16.039 {p} Thus it was in
17: OF THE COMING OF MEN INTO THE WEST
QS.17.001 {p} When three hundred years
QS.17.002 {p} In a valley among
QS.17.003 {p} Now these were a
QS.17.004 {p} Long Felagund watched them,
QS.17.005 {p} Now men awoke and
QS.17.006 {p} Thus it was that
QS.17.007 {p} Now the Eldar were
QS.17.008 {p} But it was said
QS.17.009 {p} Now Felagund learned from
QS.17.010 {p} Now the Green-elves of
QS.17.011 {p} Then by the advice
QS.17.012 {p} Soon after the departure
QS.17.013 {p} Felagund himself often returned
QS.17.014 {p} Fingolfin, as King of
QS.17.015 {p} The Edain did not
QS.17.016 {p} It is said that
QS.17.017 {p} But many Men remained
QS.17.018 {p} The leaders of discontent
QS.17.019 {p} Then a council and
QS.17.020 {p} To this Bereg answered:
QS.17.021 {p} Then those that listened
QS.17.022 {p} But some still answered:
QS.17.023 {p} During this time the
QS.17.024 {p} Now the Haladin did
QS.17.025 {p} Haldad had twin children:
QS.17.026 {p} Then Caranthir looked kindly
QS.17.027 {p} But Haleth was proud,
QS.17.028 {p} But they remained a
QS.17.029 {p} Now Brethil was claimed
QS.17.030 {p} In this way it
QS.17.031 {p} Now Hador Lórindol, son
QS.17.032 {p} The sons of Hador
QS.17.033 {p} All these were caught
QS.17.034 {p} The years of the
QS.17.035 {p} Nonetheless the Edain of
18: OF THE RUIN OF BELERIAND AND THE FALL OF FINGOLFIN
QS.18.001 {p} Now Fingolfin, King of
QS.18.002 {p} But when the sixth
QS.18.003 {p} There came a time
QS.18.004 {p} In the front of
QS.18.005 {p} Thus ended the Siege
QS.18.006 {p} The sons of Finarfin
QS.18.007 {p} So great was the
QS.18.008 {p} For the war had
QS.18.009 {p} Now news came to
QS.18.010 {p} That was the last
QS.18.011 {p} Then Morgoth hurled aloft
QS.18.012 {p} But at the last
QS.18.013 {p} Thus died Fingolfin, High
QS.18.014 {p} Great was the lamentation
QS.18.015 {p} Now Morgoth’s power overshadowed
QS.18.016 {p} For nigh on two
QS.18.017 {p} To Men Morgoth feigned
QS.18.018 {p} It is told that
QS.18.019 {p} There was small love
QS.18.020 {p} At this time Húrin
QS.18.021 {p} There Turgon the King
QS.18.022 {p} But Húrin and Huor
QS.18.023 {p} But Maeglin, the King’s
QS.18.024 {p} Then Húrin answered him:
QS.18.025 {p} Now when Turgon learned
QS.18.026 {p} Rumour came to Morgoth
QS.18.027 {p} When seven years had
QS.18.028 {p} But King Fingon was
QS.18.029 {p} Thereafter Húrin son of
QS.18.030 {p} In that time also
19: OF BEREN AND LÚTHIEN
QS.19.001 {p} Among the tales of
QS.19.002 {p} It has been told
QS.19.003 {p} Now among the companions
QS.19.004 {p} On a time of
QS.19.005 {p} And Gorlim answered that
QS.19.006 {p} Then Sauron smiled, saying:
QS.19.007 {p} Now Gorlim would have
QS.19.008 {p} In this way the
QS.19.009 {p} Then Beren awoke, and
QS.19.010 {p} There Beren buried his
QS.19.011 {p} Thereafter for four years
QS.19.012 {p} All that land was
QS.19.013 {p} Terrible was his southward
QS.19.014 {p} It is told in
QS.19.015 {p} But she vanished from
QS.19.016 {p} There came a time
QS.19.017 {p} Then the spell of
QS.19.018 {p} Beyond his hope she
QS.19.019 {p} But Daeron the minstrel
QS.19.020 {p} Then Thingol looked upon
QS.19.021 {p} But Beren being filled
QS.19.022 {p} “Let Beren speak!” said
QS.19.023 {p} Then Beren looking up
QS.19.024 {p} Then silence fell upon
QS.19.025 {p} Then Beren answered: “Death
QS.19.026 {p} His words were proud,
QS.19.027 {p} But Thingol looked in
QS.19.028 {p} Thus he wrought the
QS.19.029 {p} But Beren laughed. “For
QS.19.030 {p} Then he looked in
QS.19.031 {p} Then at last Melian
QS.19.032 {p} But Thingol answered: “I
QS.19.033 {p} But Lúthien was silent,
QS.19.034 {p} It is told in
QS.19.035 {p} Upon all that plain
QS.19.036 {p} Therefore the hunters slew
QS.19.037 {p} Thus Beren came before
QS.19.038 {p} Then King Felagund spoke
QS.19.039 {p} Many other words he
QS.19.040 {p} And now they murmured
QS.19.041 {p} And Felagund seeing that
QS.19.042 {p} Then Felagund gave the
QS.19.043 {p} On an evening of
QS.19.044 {p} Thus befell the contest
QS.19.045 {lg} He chanted a song
QS.19.046 {p} Then Sauron stripped from
QS.19.047 {p} He cast them therefore
QS.19.048 {p} In the time when
QS.19.049 {p} It is told in
QS.19.050 {p} It chanced that Celegorm
QS.19.051 {p} Huan it was that
QS.19.052 {p} Thus they broke off
QS.19.053 {p} But Huan the hound
QS.19.054 {p} Now Huan devised a
QS.19.055 {p} In the pits of
QS.19.056 {p} In that hour Lúthien
QS.19.057 {p} But Lúthien heard his
QS.19.058 {p} Therefore he sent a
QS.19.059 {p} So great was the
QS.19.060 {p} But no wizardry nor
QS.19.061 {p} Then Sauron yielded himself,
QS.19.062 {p} Then Lúthien stood upon
QS.19.063 {p} They buried the body
QS.19.064 {p} Now Beren and Lúthien
QS.19.065 {p} There was tumult in
QS.19.066 {p} “Let it be so!”
QS.19.067 {p} Northward they rode, for
QS.19.068 {p} Now it is told
QS.19.069 {p} Even as they spoke
QS.19.070 {p} Then Beren throttled Curufin;
QS.19.071 {p} Then Curufin cursed Beren
QS.19.072 {p} It is told that
QS.19.073 {p} He rode northward again
QS.19.074 {lg} Farewell sweet earth and
QS.19.075 {p} And he sang aloud,
QS.19.076 {p} But Lúthien heard his
QS.19.077 {p} Beren seeing their approach
QS.19.078 {p} “Thrice now I curse
QS.19.079 {p} Then for the second
QS.19.080 {p} Then Beren perceived that
QS.19.081 {p} They passed through all
QS.19.082 {p} There dismay took them,
QS.19.083 {p} Now Carcharoth espied them
QS.19.084 {p} Then Beren and Lúthien
QS.19.085 {p} All his court were
QS.19.086 {p} As a dead beast
QS.19.087 {p} As he closed it
QS.19.088 {p} Then terror fell upon
QS.19.089 {p} Lúthien was spent, and
QS.19.090 {p} But Carcharoth looked upon
QS.19.091 {p} Now Beren lay in
QS.19.092 {p} Thus the quest of
QS.19.093 {p} Then they lifted up
QS.19.094 {p} There the eagles laid
QS.19.095 {p} Thereafter Beren was named
QS.19.096 {p} Upon Doriath evil days
QS.19.097 {p} In that time Thingol
QS.19.098 {p} But in the north
QS.19.099 {p} Even in that dark
QS.19.100 {p} And Thingol answered: “What
QS.19.101 {p} But Beren said: “It
QS.19.102 {p} Then Thingol said: “Show
QS.19.103 {p} And Beren put forth
QS.19.104 {p} Then Thingol’s mood was
QS.19.105 {p} But now a shadow
QS.19.106 {p} Therefore, since daily Carcharoth
QS.19.107 {p} The hunters turned east
QS.19.108 {p} Beren stood beside Thingol,
QS.19.109 {p} Huan in that hour
QS.19.110 {p} Mablung and Beleg came
QS.19.111 {p} They bore back Beren
QS.19.112 {p} For the spirit of
QS.19.113 {p} Then a winter, as
QS.19.114 {p} The song of Lúthien
QS.19.115 {p} Therefore he summoned Beren,
QS.19.116 {p} These were the choices
QS.19.117 {p} This doom she chose,
20: OF THE FIFTH BATTLE: NIRNAETH ARNOEDIAD
QS.20.001 {p} It is said that
QS.20.002 {p} In those days Maedhros
QS.20.003 {p} Yet the oath of
QS.20.004 {p} From Doriath came little
QS.20.005 {p} But Maedhros had the
QS.20.006 {p} But Maedhros made trial
QS.20.007 {p} At length Maedhros, having
QS.20.008 {p} On the appointed day,
QS.20.009 {p} Then Fingon looked towards
QS.20.010 {p} But now a cry
QS.20.011 {p} Now Morgoth, who knew
QS.20.012 {p} Then the hearts of
QS.20.013 {p} But the Captain of
QS.20.014 {p} By ill chance, at
QS.20.015 {p} Then in the plain
QS.20.016 {p} Now the phalanx of
QS.20.017 {p} Yet neither by wolf,
QS.20.018 {p} Last of all the
QS.20.019 {p} But now in the
QS.20.020 {p} The field was lost;
QS.20.021 {p} But Turgon answered: “Not
QS.20.022 {p} Then Huor spoke and
QS.20.023 {p} And Maeglin, Turgon’s sister-son,
QS.20.024 {p} Then Turgon took the
QS.20.025 {p} So it was that
QS.20.026 {p} Then all the hosts
QS.20.027 {p} Last of all Húrin
QS.20.028 {p} Thus ended Nirnaeth Arnoediad,
QS.20.029 {p} Great was the triumph
QS.20.030 {p} The realm of Fingon
QS.20.031 {p} The Orcs and the
QS.20.032 {p} And when Turgon heard
QS.20.033 {p} Now the thought of
QS.20.034 {p} Therefore Húrin was brought
QS.20.035 {p} And even so it
QS.20.036 {p} By the command of
21: OF TÚRIN TURAMBAR
QS.21.001 {p} Rían, daughter of Belegund,
QS.21.002 {p} Morwen, daughter of Baragund,
QS.21.003 {p} Now after the Nirnaeth
QS.21.004 {p} In the first beginning
QS.21.005 {p} Túrin grew fair and
QS.21.006 {p} And when three years
QS.21.007 {p} On the next day
QS.21.008 {p} But when all that
QS.21.009 {p} And Beleg answered: “I
QS.21.010 {p} Then Beleg departed from
QS.21.011 {p} But Túrin abode long
QS.21.012 {p} Then Beleg told Túrin
QS.21.013 {p} “I do not remember
QS.21.014 {p} “Never did we go
QS.21.015 {p} But in the pride
QS.21.016 {p} On the next day
QS.21.017 {p} Now Beleg returned to
QS.21.018 {p} “Give me leave, lord,”
QS.21.019 {p} Then Thingol gave Beleg
QS.21.020 {p} “I ask then for
QS.21.021 {p} “Choose from all that
QS.21.022 {p} Then Beleg chose Anglachel;
QS.21.023 {p} But as Thingol turned
QS.21.024 {p} “Nonetheless I will wield
QS.21.025 {p} “Another gift I will
QS.21.026 {p} Then Beleg departed with
QS.21.027 {p} Now when Beleg parted
QS.21.028 {p} Then Mîm answered: “High
QS.21.029 {p} Then Túrin was silent,
QS.21.030 {p} On the next day
QS.21.031 {p} But Mîm led them
QS.21.032 {p} And now there came
QS.21.033 {p} Then pity rose in
QS.21.034 {p} Then Mîm rose, and
QS.21.035 {p} So began the abiding
QS.21.036 {p} In the time that
QS.21.037 {p} But when the year
QS.21.038 {p} Thus Beleg returned once
QS.21.039 {p} Who knows now the
QS.21.040 {p} And now again the
QS.21.041 {p} In the waning of
QS.21.042 {p} Thus was Bar-en-Danwedh betrayed,
QS.21.043 {p} And at length when
QS.21.044 {p} Now Beleg was sorely
QS.21.045 {p} With little hope Beleg
QS.21.046 {p} Grieving Beleg looked upon
QS.21.047 {p} And Gwindor told him
QS.21.048 {p} When all in the
QS.21.049 {p} But as he stood,
QS.21.050 {p} But now in the
QS.21.051 {p} When morning came the
QS.21.052 {p} Then Gwindor roused Túrin
QS.21.053 {p} Thus ended Beleg Strongbow,
QS.21.054 {p} There he made a
QS.21.055 {p} “Who are you?” said
QS.21.056 {p} “A wandering Elf, a
QS.21.057 {p} “Then have you seen
QS.21.058 {p} “I have not seen
QS.21.059 {p} “That I do believe,”
QS.21.060 {p} And now they arose,
QS.21.061 {p} At first his own
QS.21.062 {p} In the time that
QS.21.063 {p} Then the heart of
QS.21.064 {p} Then Finduilas sat long
QS.21.065 {p} Now when Túrin learnt
QS.21.066 {p} But Gwindor answered: “The
QS.21.067 {p} When it became known
QS.21.068 {p} In that time of
QS.21.069 {p} Now it came to
QS.21.070 {p} “Hear the words of
QS.21.071 {p} Orodreth was troubled by
QS.21.072 {p} Soon afterwards Handir Lord
QS.21.073 {p} Then the warriors of
QS.21.074 {p} Then Gwindor said to
QS.21.075 {p} Then Túrin sped back
QS.21.076 {p} And even as Túrin
QS.21.077 {p} And now he stood
QS.21.078 {p} Then Túrin sprang about,
QS.21.079 {p} And while he was
QS.21.080 {p} Then suddenly Glaurung withdrew
QS.21.081 {p} But Túrin drawing back
QS.21.082 {p} Then Túrin, being yet
QS.21.083 {p} But Túrin passed away
QS.21.084 {p} And Túrin hastened along
QS.21.085 {p} At last worn by
QS.21.086 {p} Thus he came hardly
QS.21.087 {p} Then Túrin strode to
QS.21.088 {p} Now Túrin coming down
QS.21.089 {p} Túrin bade them lead
QS.21.090 {p} Now new tidings came
QS.21.091 {p} Then Morwen was distraught,
QS.21.092 {p} They came upon Morwen
QS.21.093 {p} But Glaurung was aware
QS.21.094 {p} Seeing the onset of
QS.21.095 {p} Her will strove with
QS.21.096 {p} Now Mablung, who greatly
QS.21.097 {p} But they were found
QS.21.098 {p} Then the Orcs gave
QS.21.099 {p} But Nienor ran on
QS.21.100 {p} But it was a
QS.21.101 {p} On the next day
QS.21.102 {p} In that time the
QS.21.103 {p} But when three years
QS.21.104 {p} In the spring of
QS.21.105 {p} Then Turambar asked for
QS.21.106 {p} Then Níniel being unable
QS.21.107 {p} Now Turambar came to
QS.21.108 {p} This counsel he took,
QS.21.109 {p} Then Turambar summoned all
QS.21.110 {p} Now Gurthang had been
QS.21.111 {p} Then he wrenched out
QS.21.112 {p} The screams of Glaurung
QS.21.113 {p} Even so Brandir found
QS.21.114 {p} But as they went
QS.21.115 {p} Thus Brandir saw her
QS.21.116 {p} Then Glaurung died, and
QS.21.117 {p} Then Brandir came and
QS.21.118 {p} But Brandir made his
QS.21.119 {p} And he answered: “Níniel
QS.21.120 {p} But even as he
QS.21.121 {p} But when the people
QS.21.122 {p} Then Brandir told him
QS.21.123 {p} Then Turambar was wrathful,
QS.21.124 {p} Then Turambar fell into
QS.21.125 {p} And even as he
QS.21.126 {p} Then they marvelled, and
QS.21.127 {p} Then Mablung was dismayed,
QS.21.128 {p} Then he fled from
QS.21.129 {p} And from the blade
QS.21.130 {p} Then Túrin set the
QS.21.131 {p} Then they lifted up
QS.21.132 {qt} TÚRIN TURAMBAR DAGNIR GLAURUNGA
QS.21.133 {p} and beneath they wrote
QS.21.134 {qt} NIENOR NÍNIEL
QS.21.135 {p} But she was not
22: OF THE RUIN OF DORIATH
QS.22.001 {p} So ended the tale
QS.22.002 {p} Unhappy was the lot
QS.22.003 {p} Then little though he
QS.22.004 {p} Thus his freedom did
QS.22.005 {p} But the watch of
QS.22.006 {p} “Not so,” said Thorondor.
QS.22.007 {p} “Then your words bode
QS.22.008 {p} But when Thorondor was
QS.22.009 {p} For Húrin stood in
QS.22.010 {p} Yet there were ears
QS.22.011 {p} As darkness fell Húrin
QS.22.012 {p} But Húrin did not
QS.22.013 {p} “You come at last,”
QS.22.014 {p} “It was a dark
QS.22.015 {p} “But you are too
QS.22.016 {p} “I know it,” he
QS.22.017 {p} But Morwen said: “Almost.
QS.22.018 {p} But Húrin did not
QS.22.019 {p} It is told that
QS.22.020 {p} Now Húrin crossed over
QS.22.021 {p} Here it must be
QS.22.022 {p} Then the Dwarf answered:
QS.22.023 {p} “Then you shall enjoy
QS.22.024 {p} Then Mîm in great
QS.22.025 {p} Now Húrin journeyed eastward,
QS.22.026 {p} “Receive thou thy fee,”
QS.22.027 {p} Then Thingol looked upon
QS.22.028 {p} And hearing the words
QS.22.029 {p} Then he turned away,
QS.22.030 {p} But when Húrin was
QS.22.031 {p} In those days the
QS.22.032 {p} Long was their labour;
QS.22.033 {p} Then the lust of
QS.22.034 {p} Then the Dwarves taking
QS.22.035 {p} Then great was the
QS.22.036 {p} Upon Doriath a heavy
QS.22.037 {p} Thereafter Melian spoke to
QS.22.038 {p} Thus it was that
QS.22.039 {p} At that time Beren
QS.22.040 {p} Now word went swiftly
QS.22.041 {p} Thus it came to
QS.22.042 {p} In that battle by
QS.22.043 {p} Now Dior Thingol’s heir
QS.22.044 {p} There came a night
QS.22.045 {p} Long did Dior gaze
QS.22.046 {p} Then Dior arose, and
QS.22.047 {p} But now the rumour
QS.22.048 {p} But Dior returned no
QS.22.049 {p} Thus Doriath was destroyed,
23: OF TUOR AND THE FALL OF GONDOLIN
QS.23.001 {p} It has been told
QS.23.002 {p} But when Tuor had
QS.23.003 {p} And Tuor came into
QS.23.004 {p} But in the morning
QS.23.005 {p} At length they came
QS.23.006 {p} And at the last
QS.23.007 {p} Thus it was that
QS.23.008 {p} Then Turgon pondered long
QS.23.009 {p} And Tuor remained in
QS.23.010 {p} Then there was made
QS.23.011 {p} In the spring of
QS.23.012 {p} Then the days of
QS.23.013 {p} Now on a time,
QS.23.014 {p} At last, in the
QS.23.015 {p} Tuor sought to rescue
QS.23.016 {p} There was a dreadful
QS.23.017 {p} Many are the songs
QS.23.018 {p} Thus led by Tuor
QS.23.019 {p} But Morgoth thought that
QS.23.020 {p} And it is said
QS.23.021 {p} In those days Tuor
24: OF THE VOYAGE OF EÄRENDIL AND THE WAR OF WRATH
QS.24.001 {p} Bright Eärendil was then
QS.24.002 {p} Now Eärendil became fast
QS.24.003 {p} Eärendil found not Tuor
QS.24.004 {p} Now when first the
QS.24.005 {p} For the sons of
QS.24.006 {p} Thus Maedhros and Maglor
QS.24.007 {p} Great was the sorrow
QS.24.008 {p} Yet Eärendil saw now
QS.24.009 {p} But Elwing answered: “Then
QS.24.010 {p} Then Eärendil said to
QS.24.011 {p} But some there were
QS.24.012 {p} “Hail Eärendil, of mariners
QS.24.013 {p} That voice was the
QS.24.014 {p} It is told among
QS.24.015 {p} But when all was
QS.24.016 {p} Now when Eärendil was
QS.24.017 {p} Then Eärendil said to
QS.24.018 {p} Now fair and marvellous
QS.24.019 {p} On those journeys Elwing
QS.24.020 {p} Now when first Vingilot
QS.24.021 {p} And Maglor answered: “If
QS.24.022 {p} Yet it is said
QS.24.023 {p} Of the march of
QS.24.024 {p} The meeting of the
QS.24.025 {p} But it availed him
QS.24.026 {p} Then, seeing that his
QS.24.027 {p} But Eärendil came, shining
QS.24.028 {p} Thus an end was
QS.24.029 {p} Then Eönwë as herald
QS.24.030 {p} But Eönwë answered that
QS.24.031 {p} But Maedhros answered that
QS.24.032 {p} Yet Maglor still held
QS.24.033 {p} And Maedhros answered: “But
QS.24.034 {p} “If none can release
QS.24.035 {p} Yet he yielded at
QS.24.036 {p} But the jewel burned
QS.24.037 {p} And it is told
QS.24.038 {p} In those days there
QS.24.039 {p} And when they came
QS.24.040 {p} Yet not all the
QS.24.041 {p} But Morgoth himself the
QS.trailer {tr} Here ends the SILMARILLION.
AKALLABÊTH
The Downfall of Númenor
AK.001 {p} It is said by
AK.002 {p} Of them was sprung,
AK.003 {p} In the Great Battle
AK.004 {p} But Manwë put forth
AK.005 {p} Then the Edain set
AK.006 {p} This was the beginning
AK.007 {p} Of old the chief
AK.008 {p} Now Elros and Elrond
AK.009 {p} Thus the years passed,
AK.010 {p} For the Dúnedain became
AK.011 {p} But the Lords of
AK.012 {p} For in those days
AK.013 {p} But the wise among
AK.014 {p} Thus it was that
AK.015 {p} Then the Men of
AK.016 {p} Now this yearning grew
AK.017 {p} And they said among
AK.018 {p} And some there were
AK.019 {p} The Eldar reported these
AK.020 {p} “The Doom of the
AK.021 {p} But the King said:
AK.022 {p} To which they answered:
AK.023 {p} And the Númenóreans answered:
AK.024 {p} Then the Messengers said:
AK.025 {p} These things took place
AK.026 {p} Then Tar-Ancalimon, son of
AK.027 {p} Thus the bliss of
AK.028 {p} Thus it came to
AK.029 {p} In all this the
AK.030 {p} In this Age, as
AK.031 {p} Yet Sauron was ever
AK.032 {p} In those days the
AK.033 {p} Now the Elendili dwelt
AK.034 {p} Highest in honour after
AK.035 {p} There was a lady
AK.036 {p} But when Inziladûn acceded
AK.037 {p} Now Gimilkhâd died two
AK.038 {p} And it came to
AK.039 {p} The mightiest and proudest
AK.040 {p} And sitting upon his
AK.041 {p} Great was the anger
AK.042 {p} And men saw his
AK.043 {p} And Sauron came. Even
AK.044 {p} But Ar-Pharazôn was not
AK.045 {p} Yet such was the
AK.046 {p} And Ar-Pharazôn said: “Who
AK.047 {p} Then Ar-Pharazôn the King
AK.048 {p} Therefore Amandil withdrew to
AK.049 {p} At the first the
AK.050 {p} None too soon was
AK.051 {p} Thereafter the fire and
AK.052 {p} But for all this
AK.053 {p} Nonetheless for long it
AK.054 {p} Thus Ar-Pharazôn, King of
AK.055 {p} And he said: “The
AK.056 {p} Then Ar-Pharazôn, being besotted,
AK.057 {p} “The days are dark,
AK.058 {p} “Would you then betray
AK.059 {p} “If I thought that
AK.060 {p} “But what think you,
AK.061 {p} “It must not become
AK.062 {p} “And what shall that
AK.063 {p} “To meddle not in
AK.064 {p} Then Amandil said farewell
AK.065 {p} It is said that
AK.066 {p} But Elendil did all
AK.067 {p} Now aforetime in the
AK.068 {p} Then men grew afraid.
AK.069 {p} Then some few would
AK.070 {p} Now the lightnings increased
AK.071 {p} In that time the
AK.072 {p} Then the Eagles of
AK.073 {p} Then Ar-Pharazôn hardened his
AK.074 {p} Thus the fleets of
AK.075 {p} But the fleets of
AK.076 {p} Then Manwë upon the
AK.077 {p} But the land of
AK.078 {p} In an hour unlooked
AK.079 {p} But whether or no
AK.080 {p} Nine ships there were:
AK.081 {p} Elendil and his sons
AK.082 {p} For Sauron himself was
AK.083 {p} But these things come
AK.ep.001 {p} Among the Exiles many
AK.ep.002 {p} For the Dúnedain held
AK.ep.003 {p} Thus in after days,
OF THE RINGS OF POWER AND THE THIRD AGE
in which these tales come to their end
RP.001 {p} Of old there was
RP.002 {p} When Thangorodrim was broken
RP.003 {p} In the Great Battle
RP.004 {p} Upon the shores of
RP.005 {p} Others of the Eldar
RP.006 {p} Elsewhere in Middle-earth there
RP.007 {p} Seeing the desolation of
RP.008 {p} Men he found the
RP.009 {p} It was in Eregion
RP.010 {p} Now the Elves made
RP.011 {p} But the Elves were
RP.012 {p} Now these were the
RP.013 {p} From that time war
RP.014 {p} Men proved easier to
RP.015 {p} Now Sauron’s lust and
RP.016 {p} Yet there came at
RP.017 {p} In that time those
RP.018 {p} Elendil was cast up
RP.019 {p} Isildur and Anárion were
RP.020 {p} Many treasures and great
RP.021 {p} Three Elendil took, and
RP.022 {p} It is said that
RP.023 {p} Thus the Exiles of
RP.024 {p} Now Sauron prepared war
RP.025 {p} When therefore Sauron saw
RP.026 {p} Now Elendil and Gil-galad
RP.027 {p} From Imladris they crossed
RP.028 {p} The host of Gil-galad
RP.029 {p} Then Gil-galad and Elendil
RP.030 {p} Thus began the Third
RP.031 {p} The Ruling Ring passed
RP.032 {p} But Isildur was overwhelmed
RP.033 {p} Thus Narsil came in
RP.034 {p} Valandil took up his
RP.035 {p} In the south the
RP.036 {p} Yet at the last,
RP.037 {p} And in the days
RP.038 {p} Still Minas Tirith endured
RP.039 {p} In all the days
RP.040 {p} In Eriador Imladris was
RP.041 {p} Of the Three Rings
RP.042 {p} Thus it was that
RP.043 {p} And so indeed it
RP.044 {p} Now of old the
RP.045 {p} Then the name of
RP.046 {p} Even as the first
RP.047 {p} Ever most vigilant was
RP.048 {p} Now the Shadow grew
RP.049 {p} “True, alas, is our
RP.050 {p} And Elrond answered: “In
RP.051 {p} “Yet the One was
RP.052 {p} Then the White Council
RP.053 {p} “For I believe not,”
RP.054 {p} Therefore naught was done
RP.055 {p} “Many are the strange
RP.056 {p} Thus the Wise were
RP.057 {p} He set a watch
RP.058 {p} But ever the shadow
RP.059 {p} “It is not needed
RP.060 {p} To this Curunír now
RP.061 {p} But their stroke was
RP.062 {p} Orcs were mustering, and
RP.063 {p} Now by fortune and
RP.064 {p} But those who saw
RP.065 {p} In that last battle
RP.066 {p} For Frodo the Halfling,
RP.067 {p} Then Sauron failed, and
RP.068 {p} Now all these things
RP.069 {p} “Take now this Ring,”
RP.070 {p} White was that ship