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The expression '''Deeps of Time''' probably loosely refers to the vast extent of Time<ref>{{HM|Guide}}, entry "Deeps of Time"</ref> in the unfathomable past or future, and each specific point is a finite space in the Deeps of Time.<ref name=ain/>
 
The expression '''Deeps of Time''' probably loosely refers to the vast extent of Time<ref>{{HM|Guide}}, entry "Deeps of Time"</ref> in the unfathomable past or future, and each specific point is a finite space in the Deeps of Time.<ref name=ain/>
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==Other versions of the legendarium==
 
==Other versions of the legendarium==
In an excerpt related to ''[[The Book of the Lost Tales]]'', Tolkien introduced some [[Ainur]] who represented the concept of time, and presented themselves to [[Manwe]]: '''[[Aluin]]''' was the eldest of the Ainur and represented Time itself, and his children were [[Fanuin]] (year), [[Ranuin]] (month) and [[Danuin]] (day).<ref>{{LT1|IX}}, p. 219</ref> The excerpt however was soon rejected and the concept wasn't advanced.
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In an excerpt related to ''[[The Book of Lost Tales]]'', Tolkien introduced some [[Ainur]] who represented the concept of time, and presented themselves to [[Manwë]]: '''[[Aluin]]''' was the eldest of the Ainur and represented Time itself, and his children were [[Fanuin]] (year), [[Ranuin]] (month) and [[Danuin]] (day).<ref>{{LT1|IX}}, p. 219</ref> The excerpt however was soon rejected and the concept was not developed.
 
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Latest revision as of 14:29, 22 October 2021

Time is the life of .[1] The Timeless Halls and the Void are implied to be outside Time. The Time began with Eä and the Valar descending to Arda.[2] Time perhaps represents the sequence of the chords sung by Eru in the Ainulindalë.[3]

The Count of Time begun with the Two Trees[4] (see: Years of the Trees).

The expression Deeps of Time probably loosely refers to the vast extent of Time[5] in the unfathomable past or future, and each specific point is a finite space in the Deeps of Time.[2]

[edit] Other versions of the legendarium

In an excerpt related to The Book of Lost Tales, Tolkien introduced some Ainur who represented the concept of time, and presented themselves to Manwë: Aluin was the eldest of the Ainur and represented Time itself, and his children were Fanuin (year), Ranuin (month) and Danuin (day).[6] The excerpt however was soon rejected and the concept was not developed.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Two. The Annals of Aman: Fourth section of the Annals of Aman"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Ainulindalë: The Music of the Ainur"
  3. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, entry "Time"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Beginning of Days"
  5. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, entry "Deeps of Time"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "IX. The Hiding of Valinor", p. 219