Dagor Dagorath este „ultima bãtãlie a Ardei” – Apocalipsa din mitologia lui Tolkien. Un fan al lui J.R. Tolkien a încercat o reconstituire a bãtãliei, pornind de la o multitudine de scrieri disparate. E o întreprindere extrem de laborioasã și de pedantã.

Meritã sã aruncãm un ochi peste rezultat; autorul blogului A Tolkienist’s Perspective ne avertizeazã cã aceastã reconstituire nu este „canonicã” și cã Tolkien însuși ar fi renunțat, la un moment dat, la ideea de a-i gãsi un loc „Bãtãliei Bãtãliilor” în opera sa.

Totuși, povestea e destul de coerentã și interesante sunt paralelismele evidente cu Apocalipsa lui Ioan Teologul: Morgoth reușește cumva sã pãtrundã prin Poarta Nopții și sã provoace mari distrugeri Ardei – așa cum Lucifer va fi eliberat, la sfârșitul timpului, pentru scurtã vreme în lume; dupã bãtãlie (la care vor lua parte toți Valarii, dar și oameni și elfi) Pãmântul va fi refãcut de Iluvatar – se va face, așadar, „cer nou și pãmânt nou”. Diferențele fațã de Apocalipsa lui Ioan Teologul, care țin de mitologia lui J.R.R. Tolkien, vã invitãm sã le descoperiți singuri!

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The Tale of the Dagor Dagorath

Never was there before, nor has there been since, such a music of immeasurable vastness of splendour; though it is said that a mightier far shall be woven before the seat of Ilúvatar by the choirs of both Ainur and the sons of Men after the Great End. Then shall Ilúvatar’s mightiest themes be played aright; for then Ainur and Men will know his mind and heart as well as may be, and all his intent.

Yet while the Sons of Men will after the passing of things of certainty join in the Second Music of the Ainur, what Ilúvatar has devised for the Eldar beyond the world’s end he has not revealed even to the Valar.[1]

Manwë will not descend from the Mountain[2] until the Dagor Dagorath, and the coming of the End, when Melkor returns. To the overthrow of Morgoth he sent his herald Eonwë. To the defeat of Sauron would he not then send some lesser (but mighty) spirit of the angelic people, one coeval and equal, doubtless, with Sauron in their beginnings, but not more? Olorin was his name. But of Olorin we shall never know more than he revealed in Gandalf.[3]

Now Varda took the light that issued from Telperion and was stored in Valinor and she made stars newer and brighter. And many other of the ancient stars she gathered together and set as signs in the heavens of Arda. The greatest of these is Menelmacar[4], the Swordsman of the Sky.[5] Varda gave him stars, and he bears them aloft that the Gods may know he watches; he has diamonds on his sword-sheath, and this will go red when he draws his sword at the Great End.[6] This, it is said, was a sign of Túrin Turambar, who should come into the world, and a foreshadowing of the Last Battle that shall be at the end of Days.[7]

Gilfanon[8] also prophesies concerning the Great End, and of the Wrack of things, and of Eönwë, Tulkas, and Melkor [9] and the last fight on the Plains of Valinor.[10]

But Morgoth himself the Valar thrust through the Door of Night beyond the Walls of the World, into the Timeless Void; and a guard is set for ever on those walls, and Eärendil keeps watch upon the ramparts of the sky,[11] until he witnesses[12] the last battle gathering upon the plains of Valinor.[13]

Melkor[14] is thus now out of the world – but one day will find a way back, and the last great uproars will begin before the Great End.[15]

During the tumults of the Second Age that afflicted Númenór[16], Ar-Pharazôn the King and the mortal warriors that had set foot upon the land of Aman were buried under falling hills. There it is said that they lie imprisoned in the caves of the Forgotten, until the Last Battle and the Day of Doom.[17]

Thus spake Mandos in prophecy, when the Gods sat in judgement in Valinor and the rumour of his words was whispered among all the Elves of the West. When the world is old and the Powers grow weary, then Morgoth, seeing that the guard sleepeth, shall come back through the Door of Night out of the Timeless Void.[19]

For ’tis said that ere the Great End come Melkor shall in some wise contrive a quarrel between Moon and Sun, and Tilion shall seek to follow Arien[19] through the Gates[20] and when they are gone the Gates of both East and West will be destroyed, and Arien and Tilion shall be lost[21] and he shall destroy the Sun and Moon. But Eärendil [22] shall descend upon him as a white and searing flame and drive him from the airs. Then shall the Last Battle be gathered on the fields of Valinor.[23] In that day Tulkas shall strive with Morgoth, and on his right hand shall be Eönwë, and on his left Túrin Turambar, son of Húrin, coming from the halls of Mandos;[24] and Melkor and his drakes shall curse the sword of Gurthang [25] and the black sword of Túrin shall deal unto Morgoth his death and final end; and so shall the children of Húrin and all Men be avenged.

Thereafter shall Earth be broken and re-made, and the Silmarils shall be recovered out of Air and Earth and Sea; for Eärendil shall descend and surrender that flame which he hath had in keeping. Then Fëanor shall take the Three Jewels and bear them to Yavanna Palúrien; and she will break them and with their fire rekindle the Two Trees, and a great light shall come forth. And the Mountains of Valinor shall be levelled, so that the Light shall go out over all the world. In that light the Gods will grow young again, and the Elves awake and all their dead arise, and the purpose of Ilúvatar be fulfilled concerning them. But to Men in that day the prophecy of Mandos doth not speak, and no Man it names, save Túrin only, and to him a place is given among the sons of the Valar.[26]

As for the Dwarves, [27] their part shall be to serve Aulë and to aid him in the re-making of Arda after the Last Battle.[28]