Valinor is a physical place in which the Valar live. Many elves live there too, and it is also known as the Undying Lands. Elves who die in battle etc go to the Halls of Mandos (as also do dead Men, Hobbits and Dwarves). There they sit in quiet contemplation, in the dark. Depending how good they have been, elves may later be released from these Halls and allowed to wander freely in Valinor. There is some debate as to whether this means in physical body or just in spirit. In Valinor, however, many beings live in spirit form, so this would not be like modern day ghosts.So are the undying lands and elvish heaven not the same place? I've often wondered what happened to elves who died in middle earth?
Eru lives in the Timeless Halls with those Ainur that did not come to Ea after its creation. The Timeless Halls are distinct from the Timeless Void and Ea but they are without limit, stretching from the Abyss to the Firmament.Where does Eru live?
Men in Middle Earth were aware, through the teachings of the Elves mainly, of the Valar and Eru. The more educated races knew the Valar for what they were and worshipped Eru as the one god. Those without the benefit of elven teaching often fell under the dominion of Melkor or Sauron and tended to worship those as gods.Were the humans in middle earth existentialists as they had not God to dictate morals?
I assume by this question, you mean were Men made at the same time as Elves. If so the answer is Yes. Both elves and Men were created by Eru alone during the third theme of the First Great Music. They were assigned different times to be awoken, however, and elves had walked the earth many ages before Men awoke. Dwarves on the other hand were created later by Aule, without Eru's prior knowledge, and having been blessed by Eru were put to sleep in deep caverns until the Elves awoke.were men made at the same time as men and if so why don't we hear about tham until whats his name "awakens" them?
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