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Came to an end with the Darkening of Valinor, shortly before the beginning of the First Age of the Sun
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Days of Bliss

The Years of the Trees

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The long years from the foundation of Valinor to its Darkening, during which the land of the Valar was bathed in the Light of the Two Trees. The Days of Bliss began with the making of the Trees on the mound of Corollairë, after the Valar first established their realm in Valinor. They lasted through more than three ages1, and saw the Captivity of Melkor and the coming of the Eldar into Aman, before the Trees were finally destroyed by Melkor and Ungoliant.


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According to The Annals of Aman in Volume 10 of The History of Middle-earth, the Two Trees were created in year 1 (because the Valar began the count of time from their first blooming), and were destroyed in the year 1495. These were 'Valian Years', which were rather longer than conventional solar years. Converting these figures into modern terms, this means that the Days of Bliss lasted for just over 14,325 years.

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Aman

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