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Second Age 500

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Second Age 500 (abbreviated to S.A. 500) is the 500th year of the Sun of the Second Age of Middle-earth.

Notable events in this year include:


  1. In Gil-galad's letter to Tar-Meneldur (in "Aldarion and Erendis"), Gil-galad states, "A new shadow arises in the East. It is not tyranny of evil Men, as your son believes; but a servant of Morgoth is stirring, and evil things wake again."


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Second Age", entry "c. 500"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn", note 7