28 January 2012

365 Days of Middle-earth ~ Day 212: Illuin

Illuin (Q. ‘Sky blue’) was the more northerly of the two Lamps of the Valar (the other being Ormal) created by Aulë to bring light to the Valar. Both Lamps were destroyed by Morgoth in a war against the Valar; neither one was ever rebuilt, and when the Valar moved from Almaren (which had also been destroyed) to Valinor, the Two Trees lit the ‘Blessed Realm,’ rather than the Two Lamps. The land where Illuin had once stood became the Sea of Helcar.

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