An expression referring to the unmaking of the World, when Melkor will return out of the Void. The events of the End are recounted in the Second Prophecy of Mandos, which foretells the destruction of the Sun and the Moon by Melkor, who will then fight a Last Battle in Valinor. According to the Prophecy, Melkor will eventually be defeated by Tulkas, and it is also said that Manwë will at last descend from Taniquetil at that time. Events after this are not entirely clear, but it seems that the World will be remade in a Second Music of the Ainur, in which at least the spirits of Men will also play a part.
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