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The Host of Valinor, also known as the Host of the West[1], was the great force of Aman that defeated Morgoth at the end of the First Age.

History Edit

Moved by the words of Eärendil, the Valar agreed once again to move against Morgoth. They assembled a great force led by Eönwë that consisted of presumably all the Valar, Maiar and all the Elves of Valinor except for the Teleri, who agreed only to sail the ships to the shores of the Beleriand. The great army was quickly joined by the Edain. They met the forces sent by Morgoth in Anfauglith and easily defeated them, but as they approached the Gates of Angband, they were driven back by the great winged Dragons led by Ancalagon The Black. Eärendil came forth, and was joined by the Eagles led by Thorondor; they reinforced the Host of the Valar and defeated the forces of Morgoth. Ancalagon himself was slain. Finally, the host routed all the remaining forces of the pits of Angband and captured Morgoth, effectively ending his evil reign in Middle-earth.

This Host was prophesied to assemble once more for the Dagor Dagorath at the end of days (after Morgoth's return from behind the Door of Night), in which they would be victorious.[2]

See also Edit

TranslationsEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Breton L'Armée du Valinor
Bulgarian Cyrillic Армията на Валинор
Catalan L'exèrcit de Valinor
Czech Armáda Valinoru
Danish Valinorshæren
Estonian Valinori armee
French L'Armée du Valinor
German Die Armee von Valinor
Hebrew את חיל ואלינור
Italian L'Esercito di Valinor
Latvian Valinora Armija
Lithuanian Valinorą armija
Maltese L-Armata ta ' Valinor
Norwegian Valinorhær
Portuguese O Exército de Valinor
Russian Армия Валинора
Serbian Армија Валинора (Cyrillic) Armija Valinora (Latin)
Slovak Armáda Valinor
Spanish El Ejército de Valinor
Swedish Valinorarmén

References Edit

  1. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
  2. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXIV: "Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"
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