The nothingness, the inexistence, the absence of Ilķvatar and the FlameImperishable. The Void 'exists' outside the TimelessHalls and Eš. 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 ...
See also Mythology/Void and Mythology/Chaos