FANDOM


The Silmarillion chapters
  1. Ainulindalë
  2. Valaquenta
  3. Quenta Silmarillion
    1. Of the Beginning of Days
    2. Of Aulë and Yavanna
    3. Of the Coming of the Elves
    4. Of Thingol and Melian
    5. Of Eldamar
    6. Of Fëanor
    7. Of the Silmarils
    8. Of the Darkening of Valinor
    9. Of the Flight of the Noldor
    10. Of the Sindar
    11. Of the Sun and Moon
    12. Of Men
    13. Of the Return of the Noldor
    14. Of Beleriand and its Realms
    15. Of the Noldor in Beleriand
    16. Of Maeglin
    17. Of the Coming of Men into the West
    18. Of the Ruin of Beleriand
    19. Of Beren and Lúthien
    20. Of the Fifth Battle
    21. Of Túrin Turambar
    22. Of the Ruin of Doriath
    23. Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin
    24. Of the Voyage of Eärendil
  4. Akallabêth
  5. Of the Rings of Power

The Valaquenta is the second part of The Silmarillion.

The Valaquenta is, for the histories, a middle-ground and link between Ainulindalë, which recounts the creation of Middle-earth, and Quenta Silmarillion, where the first major elements of Middle-earth history are elaborated.

Summary

Description of the Valar

In this part, the Ainur are introduced by their given names. Afterwards, they are throughoutly described and their attributes and functions are given. Among them, the more notable Manwë and Ulmo.

Description of the major Maiar

Here, the Maiar are introduced, named and described, including the renowned Istari, also known as Wizards.

Description of the Enemies

This section speaks of the major Dark Powers, Melkor and his subject Sauron, who would later become the Dark Lord himself after his master's defeat, giving them brief descriptions.

Appearances


Etymology

Valaquenta was Quenya word that meant 'Tale of the Valar'.[citation needed]

Behind the scenes

Although sequential descriptions of the Valar go back to The Book of Lost Tales, the earliest writing that resembles the Valaquenta is found in the text called Quenta Noldorinwa (published in volume four of The History of Middle-earth). It then became Chapter 1 of the Quenta Silmarillion (entitled Of the Valar). In revisions to the Quenta Silmarillion done in 1958, the section was split off into a separately titled work. There is nothing to indicate why Tolkien felt that the piece should stand alone. While it is not a narrative, neither is the chapter Of Beleriand and its Realms, and Tolkien never seems to have considered removing that section.

Translations

Foreign Language Translated name
Arabic فالاكينتا
Bulgarian Cyrillic Валакуента
Catalan Vàlaquenta
Chinese 維拉本紀
Georgian ვალაქუენტა
Hebrew וַלָאקוֶנטָה
Japanese ヴァラクウェンタ
Korean 발라퀜타
Macedonian Cyrillic Валаквента
Persian والاکوئنتا
Russian Валаквента
Serbian Валаквента (Cyrillic) Valakventa (Latin)
Thai วาลาเควนตา
Ukrainian Cyrillic Валаквента
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.