Battles of Beleriand

In J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Silmarillion", there were many battles between the Elves of Beleriand and the forces of Morgoth.

These battles are often referred to as the Battles of Beleriand, but also as the War of the Jewels as the Silmarilli were behind them all.

#The First Battle of Beleriand was fought before the Noldor arrived, and was fought by the Sindar and Laiquendi.
#The Second Battle was Dagor-nuin-Giliath, or "Battle-under-Stars", fought by the Noldor following Fëanor and his Seven Sons, in which the Noldor were victorious but Fëanor was slain.
#*During this battle the Battle of Lhammoth was fought by the host of Fingolfin.
#The Third Battle was Dagor Aglareb, or "Glorious Battle", which led to the Siege of Angband.
#*Various minor battles were fought during the Siege which are not counted.
#The Fourth Battle was the Dagor Bragollach, or "Battle of Sudden Flame", in which the Siege was broken and Fingolfin was slain.
#*Minas Tirith was taken by Sauron 2 years afterward.
#The Fifth Battle was the Nírnaeth Arnoediad or "Battle of Unnumbered Tears", in which the Noldor were utterly defeated.
#*The Battle of Tumhalad, in which the elven forces under Orodreth and Túrin were defeated by Angband forces under Glaurung, leading to the sack of Nargothrond.
#The Last Battle of Beleriand, called the Great Battle and the War of Wrath, ended the First Age of Arda and destroyed Beleriand, for the wrath of the Valar was so great that it caused Beleriand to sink under the Sea.


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