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In ancient times, before the destruction of the Lamps of the Valar
Begun by the coming of the light of the Lamps
The Valar dwelt on Almaren at this time
Arda is pronounced 'a'rrda'
Arda means the 'Realm' of Manwë


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  • Updated 19 November 2013
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Spring of Arda

The time when the Valar still dwelt on Almaren

The time, many millennia ago, when the Valar had ordered the World as they wished and rested upon Almaren, and Melkor lurked beyond the Walls of Night. The Spring was marred when Melkor returned to Arda, and ended completely when he destroyed the Lamps of the Valar.

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