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Talk:The Ainulindalë

Because I believed TG and didn't consult the source material I thought that the exact name for the first section of The Silmarillion was "The Ainulindalë". However, it is, of course, simply "Ainulindalë". Furthermore it is not a chapter and should not have been called "Ainulindalë (chapter)". Therefore I think that this should be moved to "Ainulindalë" and the "{{disambig-more|Ainulindalë|[[Ainulindalë (disambiguation)]]}}" at the top should be sufficient to alert readers to the disambiguation. What do you think? Also, "Ainulindalë" is a chapter of The Lost Road and Other Writings; therefore should we call that article "Ainulindalë (chapter)"? If what I have proposed is agreed the current redirect pages "Ainulindalë" and "Ainulindalë (chapter)" will need to be deleted to make way for the two article moves. -- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  15:10, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

We also have the article "Ainulindalë (Morgoth's Ring)".
I'm not sure how to deal with this. If I personally searched for Ainulindalë, I would like to know stuff like: what does the name refer to, in which books can I find info about the concept, how did the concept evolve in Tolkien's works, etc. Is it that usual that people are looking for summaries of chapters/parts of books?--Morgan 18:52, 28 September 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, we'll need to have "Ainulindalë (The Lost Road and Other Writings chapter)" and "Ainulindalë (Morgoth's Ring chapter)". Perhaps "Ainulindalë" could remain the disambiguation page, but then what would we call the "Ainulindalë" section of The Silmarilllion? "Ainulindalë (section)"? Or even stick with calling it a chapter as "Ainulindalë (chapter)"? -- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  10:10, 29 September 2011 (UTC)
I think Ainulindalë should be the section of The Silmarillion -as unquestionably the more popular usage of the name - with everything else disambiguated. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 12:46, 6 October 2011 (UTC)