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The War of the Elves and Sauron was a great war fought in the mid-Second Age in Middle-earth, ending with Sauron's defeat and his expulsion from Eriador.

History

The war began in SA 1693, almost a century after Sauron had deceived the Ñoldor of Eregion and forged the One Ring, claiming all the Rings of Power from Ost-in-Edhil except for the Three Rings of the Elves.

Messages of this betrayal were sent north to Lindon where the High King Gil-galad ruled, and he began amassing his forces, preparing for an invasion. He also called for help from Númenor.

In SA 1695 Sauron attacked, crossing the Fords of Isen and beginning the Siege of Eregion. Elrond was sent to Eregion by Gil-galad with reinforcements. However, in SA 1697 Eregion was laid waste, Celebrimbor, Lord of Eregion, was killed, with Elrond arriving too late his force was in danger of being overwhelmed. But the Dwarves of Khazad-dûm sortied, attacking Sauron's army in the rear allowing Elrond to escape. He fled north with the survivors, founding Rivendell, the Dwarves retreated into Khazad-dûm and closed the gates.

By SA 1699 all of Eriador fell under Sauron's control, and he set fire to the great forests in Enedwaith and Minhiriath to drive off the Elves and their allies, the Dúnedain. Imladris was besieged, and Lindon cut off from Rivendell and Khazad-dûm.

The next year a great army of Númenor arrived, sent by Tar-Minastir and commanded by Ciryatur, which landed in Lindon, at Tharbad on the Gwathló, and in the south near Pelargir. Sauron's forces were driven back from the Grey Havens, and retreating to the Gwathló found their way blocked by the second Númenórean army. Sauron's army was thus pinned between the two forces and mostly wiped out in the ensuing Battle of the Gwathló. The force that was besieging Rivendell was caught between Gil-galad and Elrond and destroyed. Sauron himself retreated south with the remnants of his force, but was attacked again in eastern Calenardhon and escaped to Mordor with only a small bodyguard. The war was therefore a decisive victory for the Elves and Númenóreans, but Eregion was gone, and most of Eriador laid waste.

War of the Elves and Sauron

Siege of Eregion - First Siege of Imladris - Battle of the Gwathló


Translations

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Oorlog van die Elwe en Sauron
Albanian Lufta e Elves dhe Sauron
Amharic ውኣር ኦፍ ትሀ ዐልቨስ ኣንድ ጻኡሮን
Arabic حرب من الجان وسورون
Armenian Ւար ոֆ տհե Ելվես անդ Սաուրոն
Azerbaijani Elflər və Sauron müharibə
Belarusian Cyrillic Вайна з Эльфаў і Саурона
Bulgarian Cyrillic Войната на елфите и Саурон
Catalan Guerra dels Elfos i Sauron
Chinese (Hong Kong) 精靈與索倫之戰爭
Corsican Guerra di u inguantatisi e Sauron
Croatian Rat vilenjaka i Saurona
Czech Válka Elfů a Saurona
Danish Krigen mellem Elverne og Sauron
Dutch Oorlog van de Elfen en Sauron
Esperanto Milito de elfoj kaj Sauron
Estonian Vabadussõja Päkapikud ja Sauroni
Filipino Digmaan ng Elves at Sauron
Finnish Haltioiden ja Sauronin Sota
French Guerre des Elfes et de Sauron
Frisian Oarloch oan de Elves en Sauron (Western)
Galician Guerra do Elfos e Sauron
Georgian ომი საურონსა და ელფებს შორის
German Krieg der Elben und Sauron
Greek Πόλεμος του ξωτικών και Σαυρον
Gujarati ઝનુન અને સૌરનનું યુદ્ધ
Hebrew מלחמת בני הלילית בסאורון
Hindi वर ओफ़ थे एल्वेस अन्द ष्औरोन
Hmong Ua tsov ua rog ntawm cov Elves thiab Sauron
Hungarian Háború a tündék és Szauron
Icelandic Stríðið á álfum og Sauron
Igbo Agha nke Elves na Sauron
Indonesian Perang Elfs dan Sauron
Italian Guerra tra Sauron e gli Elfi
Irish Gaelic Cogadh ar an elves agus Sauron
Japanese エルフとサウロンの戦争
Kannada ಎಲ್ವೆಸ್ ಮತ್ತು ಸೌರಾನ್ ಯುದ್ಧ
Kazakh Эльфтер және Саурон соғыс (Cyrillic) Élfter jäne Sawron soğıs (Latin)
Korean 엘프와 사우론의 전쟁
Kurdish Şer yên Elves û Sauron (Kurmanji)
Kyrgyz Wар оф тhэ Элвэс анд Саурон
Latin Bellum Dryades et Sauron
Latvian Elfi un Saurona karš
Lithuanian Elfai ir Saurono karas
Luxembourgish Krich vun der Alfen an Sauron
Macedonian Cyrillic Војна од Џуџиња и Саурон
Malagasy Ady ny Elves sy Sauron
Malaysian Perang Bunian dan Sauron
Maltese Gwerra tal-Elves u Sauron
Mongolian Cyrillic Элс болон Саурон дайн ?
Nepalese एल्व्स र सोरन को युद्ध
Norwegian Krigen av alver og Sauron
Pashto وار وف تهې ېلوېس اند صاورون
Persian نبرد الف‌ها و سائورون
Polish Wojna Elfów z Sauronem
Portuguese Guerra da Elfos e Sauron
Romanian Război de Elfi și Sauron
Russian Война эльфов и Саурона
Scottish Gaelic Cogadh na Elves agus Sauron
Serbian Рат Вилењака и Саурона (Cyrillic) Rat Vilenjaka i Saurona (Latin)
Sinhalese එල්ව්ස් සහ සොරෝන් යුද්ධය
Slovak Vojna Elfov sa Sauronom
Slovenian Vojna Vilini in Sauron
Somalian Dagaal oo ka mid ah farta laatiinta iyo Sauron
Spanish Guerra de los Elfos y Sauron
Sundanese Perang tina Elves jeung Sauron
Swahili Vita ya Elves na Sauron
Swedish Kriga av alverna och Sauron
Tajik Cyrillic Элвф ва ҷанги Сорон
Tamil ௰அர் ஒf த்ஹெ ஏல்வெஸ் அந்த் ஷ்ஔரொந்
Telugu దయ్యములు మరియు శౌరాన్ యుద్ధం
Turkish Elfler ve Sauron Savaşı
Ukrainian Cyrillic Війна за ельфів і Саурона
Urdu ایوس اور سرون جنگ
Uzbek Елфлер ва Саурон уруши (Cyrillic) Elfler va Sauron urushi (Latin)
Vietnamese Chiến thần tiên và Sauron
Welsh Rhyfel y Coblynnod a'r Sauron
Xhosa Imfazwe Elves kunye Sauron
Yiddish מלחמה פון די עלווז און סאַוראָן
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