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The War of the Great Jewels

First BattleDagor-nuin-GiliathDagor AglarebDagor BragollachNírnaeth ArnoediadWar of Wrath

The Dagor Aglareb was the third of the great battles of the War of the Jewels in Beleriand.


After the Dagor-nuin-Giliath, the Ñoldor of Beleriand had been on the brink of civil war. The host of Fingolfin, which had been betrayed by Fëanor in Aman, had managed the near-impossible crossing of the Helcaraxë and had arrived in Middle-earth, its members bitter and furious. However, after being rescued by Fingon from captivity, Feanor's eldest son Maedhros had relinquished any claim to the Kingship of the Ñoldor to Fingolfin, to whom it should have passed regardless. This act united the Ñoldor and allowed them to establish mighty kingdoms in Middle-earth while Morgoth's forces still reeled from the unveiling of the light of the Sun and the Moon.

Eventually however, Morgoth's forces overcame their fear of these new lights, and the Iron Mountains spewed forth fire as Morgoth sent forth numerous small bands of Orcs, which passed through the Pass of Sirion and Maglor's Gap. Fighting small battles along the way, they penetrated deep in West and East Beleriand, where they were destroyed by southern forces of the Ñoldor and Elves under Círdan of the Falas.

Doriath was shut and its people refused to fight, and the Laiquendi of Ossiriand fought no more battles after their leader had been killed in the First Battle of Beleriand.

Meanwhile, the main force of the Orcs spewed forth from Angband to Dorthonion, where the twins Angrod and Aegnor held them off until armies under Fingolfin and Maedhros counter-attacked on the plains of Lothlann and Ard-galen, trapping the Orcs between them. There was an envelopment and the Orcs were caught in the vice of Fingolfin from the west and Maedhros from the east. Most Orcs were destroyed, and they retreated to Angband. The Ñoldor pursued, and utterly destroyed their enemies in sight of the gates of Angband.

This was the first complete victory over Morgoth, and after it the Ñoldor maintained a guard on Angband, beginning the period of watchful peace known as the Siege of Angband.[1]


Dagor Aglareb is Sindarin for 'Glorious Battle'.[1]


Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ዻጎር ዓግላረብ ?
Arabic ضاعور إعلاريب
Armenian Դագոր Ագլարեբ
Belarusian Cyrillic Дагор Аглареб
Bengali ডাগর আগ্লারেব
Bulgarian Cyrillic Дагор Аглареб
Catalan Dàgor Àglareb
Chinese (Hong Kong) 阿格烈瑞伯戰役
Danish Det Glorværdige Slag (Dagor Aglareb)
Georgian დაგორ აგლარები
Greek Ντάγκορ Άγκλαρεμπ
Gujarati ડગોર આગ્લરેબ
Hebrew דאגור אגלארב
Hindi डगोर आग्लरेब
Japanese ダゴールアグラレブ
Kannada ಡಾಗೋರ್ ಅಗ್ಲೇರೆಬ್
Kazakh Дагор Аглареб (Cyrillic) Dagor Aglareb (Latin)
Korean 다 고르 아그라 레브
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Дагор Агларэб
Macedonian Cyrillic Дагор Аглареб
Marathi दगोर अगलरेब
Mongolian Cyrillic Дагор Аглареб
Nepalese डगोर आग्लरेब
Pashto ضاګور آګلارېب
Persian داگور آگلارب
Punjabi ਡਗੋਰ ਐਗਲਰੇਬ
Russian Дагор Аглареб
Sanskrit डगोर् आग्लरेब्
Serbian Дагор Аглареб (Cyrillic) Dagor Aglareb (Latin)
Sinhalese ඩගොර් ආග්ලරෙබ්
Tajik Cyrillic Дагор Аглареб
Tamil டாகோர் அஃலரேபி
Telugu డాగర్ అగ్రలేబ్
Thai ดากอร์อะกลาเร็บ
Ukrainian Cyrillic Даґор Аґлареб
Urdu ضاگور اگلارےب
Uzbek Дагор Аглареб (Cyrillic) Dagor Aglareb (Latin)
Yiddish דאַגאָר אַגלאַרעב

First BattleDagor-nuin-GiliathDagor AglarebSiege of AngbandDagor BragollachNírnaeth ArnoediadWar of Wrath