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In addition to the discussion concerning the Years of the Lamps, there is a problem in this template, methinks. The heading "Valian Years" (btw. it should be "Valian years") is problematic because the term does not refer to a period but is a unit of time, the length of one year during the Years of the Trees: one day of the Trees lasted 7 z 12 = 84 solar hours and one year of the Trees (= Valian year / year of the Valar) lasted 7 x 12.000 = 84.000 solar years which makes one Valian year 84.000 / 8766 = 9,582 solar years. (see J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Two. The Annals of Aman", p. 59-60). The same unit of time has was used to count the years before the Trees to make the length of that period comprehensible. --Tik 18:52, 24 February 2021 (UTC) 59-70