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Door of Night

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John Howe - The Door of Night
The Door of Night was a portal in the distant Uttermost West that leads to heaven, and/or the Void.

Eärendil's ship Vingilot was taken by the Valar from the rim of the world, passed through the Door and was lifted into the "oceans of heaven".

Later, Morgoth was cast through it after his defeat in the War of Wrath, but he ended up beyond the Walls of the World into the Timeless Void.[1]

[edit] Other versions of the legendarium

In The Book of Lost Tales it is mentioned that to be made by the Valar as a passage for the Sun, which would return into the World through the Gates of Morning in the east.[2]

In the Ambarkanta, it was made expressly as a gateway through which to expel Morgoth.[3]

[edit] See also


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "VIII. The Tale of the Sun and Moon"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, "V. The Ambarkanta"