The nothingness, the inexistence, the absence of Ilķvatar and the FlameImperishable. The Void 'exists' outside the TimelessHalls and . The Void was finally the punishment place for the two Dark Lords.

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In his cosmogonical myth AinulindalŽ - the Music of the Ainur - Tolkien, seems to allude to Genesis when he uses 'the Void' to refer to the state 'before' or 'outside' creation. Sindarin i‚ for 'void, abyss' also - at least phonetically - resembles the Indo-european root for 'void' euә [1]...

See also Mythology/Void and Mythology/Chaos

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