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The Hiding of Valinor is the ninth chapter of The Book of Lost Tales Part One, in Christopher Tolkien's series The History of Middle-earth. It features J.R.R. Tolkien's first full telling (through the narration of a character) of the hiding of the lands of the Valar. This tale was written between 1920 and 1921.

The chapter follows "The Tale of the Sun and Moon", and is followed by "Gilfanon's Tale: The Travail of the Noldoli and the Coming of Mankind".

Chapter synopsis

After Lindo has narrated the Tale of the Sun and Moon, his wife Vairë tells of the Hiding of Valinor to Ælfwine, Gilfanon, and others at the Cottage of Lost Play.

The tale

After the placement of the Sun and Moon in the skies, the Valar are concerned of both the accumulating threat of Melko (Melkor) and the new-found enmity with the Noldoli after the Kinslaying. Deeming that Valinor is becoming unsafe, council his held between them and the Elves loyal to them. After long bitter debate, it is decided that Valinor be enclosed from the rest of the Earth, instead of assailing Melko. In an effort led by Lórien and Vána, Valar set to fortifying the Encircling Mountains and making the land's outskirts inaccessible, among other things. Bitterness comes between the Solosimpi Elves and Ulmo. Oromë creates the Rainbow betwixt Kalórmë, in the far East of the world, and Manwë's courts, as a near untraversable bridge to Valinor from Middle-earth.

Vairë then gives two more tales, called The Haven of the Sun and The Weaving of Months and Days and Months and of Years, of the further decisions of the Valar and their new conventions of time upon the appearance of mysterious characters, Danuin, Fanuin, and Ranuin.

Editor's commentary

Christopher Tolkien gives extensive notes and commentary on changes to plot-points, concepts in the tale, and names.

Translations

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Die Verberging van Valinor
Albanian Mbulimi i Valinorit
Amharic ቫሊኖር የመደበቂያ
Arabic الإخفاء من فالينور
Armenian Վալինոր-ի թաքցումը
Azerbaijani Valinorun gizlədilməsi
Basque Valinorren belarria
Belarusian Cyrillic Ўтойванне Валинора
Bosnian Skrivanje Valinora
Bulgarian Cyrillic Скриването на Валинор
Catalan El ocultació de Valinor
Cebuano Ang Pagtago sa Valinor
Chinese 維林諾躲藏起来
Corsican L'uccisione di Valinor
Croatian Skrivanje Valinora
Czech Zatajení Valinora
Danish Valinors dækket
Dutch Het Verbergen van Valinor
Esperanto La kaŝado de Valinor
Estonian Valinori varjamine
Filipino Ang pagtatago ng Valinor
Finnish Valinorin piilottaminen
French La Dissimulation de Valinor
Galician A ocultación de Valinor
Georgian ვალინორის დამალვა
German Die Verhüllung von Valinor
Greek Η απόκρυψη του Βαλινόρ
Gujarati વલિનોર્ ના છૂપાઇ
Hawaiian Ka hūnāʻana o Valinor
Hebrew הסתרת ואלינור
Hmong Lub zais ntawm Valinor
Hindi वलिनोर् का छुपा
Hungarian Valinor elrejtése
Icelandic Valinors yfirhylming
Indonesian Penyembunyian Valinor
Italian L'occultamento di Valinor
Japanese ヴァリノールの隠蔽
Kannada ವ್ಯಾಲಿನರ್ ಅವರ ಮುಚ್ಚಿಡುತ್ತಿದೆ
Kazakh Валінорның жасыру (Cyrillic) Valinornıñ jasırw (Latin)
Korean 발리노르의 은폐
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Валинордын жашынган
Laotian ການປິດບັງຂອງບະລິນໂຣ ?
Latin In latebras Valinoris
Latvian Valinora slēpšana
Lithuanian Valinoro nuslėpimas
Luxembourgish De Verstoppen vun Valinor
Macedonian Cyrillic Завеса на Валинор
Malagasy Ny Manafina ny Valinor
Malaysian Persembunyian Valinor
Maltese Il-ħabi ta 'Valinor
Marathi वलिनोरयू लपवणे
Mongolian Cyrillic Валинор-ийн нуух
Nepalese वलिनोरको लुकाउने
Norwegian Valinors skjule
Persian پنهان کردن والینور
Polish Ukrycie Valinoru
Portuguese A ocultação de Valinor
Punjabi ਵਲਿਨੋਰ ਦਾ ਛੁਪਿਆ
Romanian Ascunderea lui Valinor
Russian Сокрытие Валинора
Serbian Скривање Валинора (Cyrillic) Skrivanje Valinora (Latin)
Shona Kuvanzwa kweValinor
Sinhalese වලිනොර් සැඟවී සිටීම
Slovak Zatajenie Valinora
Slovenian Skrivanje Valinorja
Spanish El ocultamiento de Valinor
Swahili Kujificha wa Valinor
Swedish Valinors cöljandet
Tajik Cyrillic Пинҳон кардани Валинор
Tamil வலிநொர்ன் மறைவிடம் ?
Telugu వలినొర్ యొక్క దాపు
Turkish Valinor'un perdesi
Ukrainian Cyrillic Утаємничення Валінора
Vietnamese Sự che giấu của Valinor
Uzbek Валинорнинг ёпилиши (Cyrillic) Valinorning yopilishi (Latin)
Yiddish די קאַנסאַלמאַנט פון וואַלינאָר
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