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This article is about the war itself. For the 1994 book, see The War of the Jewels.

The Jewels were coveted by Morgoth the Enemy, who stole them and, after destroying the Trees, took them to Middle-earth, and guarded them in his great fortress of Thangorodrim. Against the will of the Valar Fëanor forsook the Blessed Realm and went in exile to Middle-earth, leading with him a great part of his people; for in his pride he purposed to recover the Jewels from Morgoth by force. Thereafter followed the hopeless war of the Eldar and the Edain against Thangorodrim, in which they were at last utterly defeated.
The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Númenor"

The War of the Jewels[1] (also known as the War of the Great Jewels[2] and the Wars of Beleriand[3]) were a series of conflicts in the centuries leading up to the end of the First Age. The conflict was between the forces of Morgoth and the Elves of Beleriand, with their Edain (and sometimes Dwarf) allies.

From his mighty fortress of Angband, Morgoth used this base from which to launch his attacks on the peoples of Beleriand. While the Ñoldor had some victories, the Doom of Mandos always hung over their efforts. Many Men fell in these battles on both sides, and for a long time after the Elves had scorn for the Men of the Houses who supported Morgoth.

Battles of Beleriand

The following are the major battles in this long, extended conflict.

  1. The First Battle of Beleriand was fought before the Ñoldor arrived, and was fought by the Sindar and Laiquendi.
  2. The Second Battle was the Dagor-nuin-Giliath, or Battle-under-Stars, fought by the Ñoldor following Fëanor and his Seven Sons.
  3. The Third Battle was the Dagor Aglareb, or Glorious Battle, which led to the Siege of Angband.
    • Various minor battles were fought during the Siege which are not counted.
  4. The Fourth Battle was the disastrous Dagor Bragollach, or Battle of Sudden Flame, in which many Ñoldor fell.
  5. The Fifth Battle was the Nírnaeth Arnoediad or Battle of Unnumbered Tears, in which the Ñoldor armies were utterly destroyed.
  6. The Sixth and Last Battle of Beleriand was the War of Wrath, which ended the First Age of Arda and destroyed Beleriand.

Other battles of Beleriand

In addition to the six Great Battles of Beleriand, there were other battles in Beleriand against the Dark Lord Morgoth, and even Elves against Elves and Dwarves against Elves. These conflicts were directly or indirectly part of the War of the Jewels.

Appearances

Translations

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Juwele oorlog
Albanian Lufta e xhevahireve
Amharic የከበሩ ድንጋዮች ጦርነት
Arabic حرب الجواهر
Armenian Զարդերի պատերազմ
Assamese ৱাৰ অৱ দ্য জুৱেলছ
Azerbaijani Zərgərlik müharibəsi
Basque Harribitxi gerra
Belarusian Cyrillic Ювелірная вайна
Bengali রত্ন যুদ্ধ
Bosnian Rat draguljima
Bulgarian Cyrillic Война на бижутата
Cambodian សង្រ្គាមនៃត្បូងនេះ
Catalan Guerra de les Joies
Corsican Guerra di i Ghjuvelli
Czech Válka o Klenoty
Danish Ædelstenskrigen
Dutch Sieraden oorlog
Esperanto Milito de la Juveloj
Estonian Juveeli sõda
Finnish Jalokivien sota
French Guerre des Joyaux
Frisian Oarloch fan de Juwielen (Western)
Galician Guerra de Xoias
Georgian ძვირფასი ქვების ომი
German Juwelenkrieg
Greek Πόλεμος των Κοσμημάτων (War of the Jewels) Μάχες του Μπελέριαντ (Battles of Beleriand)
Gujarati જ્વેલરી વોર
Haitian Creole Lagè nan Bijou yo
Hebrew מלחמת התכשיטים
Hindi गहना युद्ध
Hungarian Ékkőháború
Icelandic Gimsteinsstríð
Irish Gaelic Cogadh na seod
Italian Guerra dei Gioielli
Japanese ジュエリー戦争\
Kannada ಆಭರಣ ಯುದ್ಧ
Kazakh Зергерлік соғыс (Cyrillic) Zergerlik soğıs (Latin)
Korean 보석 전쟁
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Зергерчилик согушу
Latin Bellum haud proinde gemmae
Latvian Dārgakmens karš
Lithuanian Brangakmenių karas
Luxembourgish Krich vun de Bijouen
Macedonian Cyrillic Војна на накит
Maithili रत्नों के युद्ध
Malayalam ആഭരണങ്ങളുടെ യുദ്ധം
Malaysian Perang permata
Maltese Gwerra tal-Ġojjelli
Mongolian Cyrillic Үнэт эдлэлийн дайн
Nepalese गहना युद्ध
Norwegian Juvelenes krig
Pashto د ګاڼو جګړه
Persian نبرد گوهرها
Polish Wojna o Klejnoty
Portuguese Guerra da Jóias
Punjabi ਗਹਿਣੇ ਯੁੱਧ
Romanian Războiul bijuteriilor
Russian Война Самоцветов
Serbian Рат драгуље (Cyrillic) Rat dragulje (Latin)
Sindhi زيورن جي جنگ
Sinhalese ස්වර්ණාභරණ යුද්ධය
Slovak Vojna klenotmi
Slovenian Draguljarska vojna
Spanish Guerra de las Joyas
Swedish Smykkekrig
Tajik Cyrillic Ҷанги заргарӣ
Tamil நகை போர்
Tatar Jewәүһәрләр сугышы
Telugu ఆభరణాల యుద్ధం
Thai สงครามเครื่องประดับ
Turkish Mücevher savaşı
Turkmen Zergärçilik urşy
Ukrainian Cyrillic Війна коштовностей
Urdu زیور جنگ
Uyghur گۆھەر ئۇرۇشى
Uzbek Жавоҳирлар уруши (Cyrillic) Javohirlar urushi (Latin)
Welsh Rhyfel Tlysau
Yiddish מלחמה פון די דזשולז

References

  1. The Silmarillion, "Akallabêth" (The Downfall of Númenor)
  2. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, The Languages and Peoples of the Third Age, "Of Men"
  3. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter X: "Of the Sindar"
  4. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 12: The Peoples of Middle-earth, XI: "The Shibboleth of Fëanor"
  5. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XIII: "Of the Return of the Ñoldor"
  6. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXI: "Of Túrin Turambar"
  7. Unfinished Tales, Part One: The First Age, II: "Narn i Chîn Húrin" (The Tale of the Children of Húrin)
  8. The Children of Húrin, Narn i Chîn Húrin, The Tale of the Children of Húrin, XI: "The Fall of Nargothrond"
  9. 9.0 9.1 The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXII: "Of the Ruin of Doriath"
  10. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXIII: "Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin"
  11. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXIV: "Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"
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