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Third Age 3009

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Third Age 3009 (abbreviated to T.A. 3009) is the 3009th year of the Sun of the Third Age of Middle-earth. Third Age 3009 was also known as S.R. 1409 in Shire-reckoning.

Notable events in this year include:

[edit] Note

As of 2015, the published version of The Lord of the Rings includes an entry for the year 3009 that Elrond called for Arwen to return to Rivendell. Following research by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, Christopher Tolkien agrees that this is in error and the correct year should be T.A. 3016.[3] Tolkien Gateway reflects this.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Baggins of Hobbiton"
  3. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, "Tolkien Notes 13" dated 25 December 2015, Hammond&Scull.com (accessed 26 December 2015)