The Encyclopedia of Arda - an interactive guide to the world of J.R.R. Tolkien
Dates
The entirety of existence
Location
Everywhere
Origins
Created by Ilúvatar through the Music of the Ainur
Pronunciation
Something close to 'ayah'
Meaning
'Let these things be'1

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  • Updated 5 November 2000
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The universe

The universe, which was brought into existence when Ilúvatar spoke the word 'Eä!', 'Be!'.


Notes

1

This is a reference to the Vision of Ilúvatar. The World was originally revealed to the Ainur as a vision, and the things of that vision were granted true existence when Ilúvatar uttered the word .

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