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Great Battle:

The battle that ended the First Age of the Sun. It ended with the defeat of Morgoth and the unfortunate destruction of most of Beleriand. It was also the last time that the Valar will have left Aman for battle until the end of time yet to come in the Final Battle. Most of the Eldar in Aman at that time joined the Valar for this battle.

The Silmarillion
Related Entries:
Morgoth | The First Age of the Sun | Tulkas

The Great Journey:

The journey of the Elves from the eastern regions of Middle-Earth to Aman. This journey lasted many years and was led by the Vala Oromë. The hosts of the Elves were in three sections, the Vanyar, who came first, the Noldor, who were the second, and the Teleri, who were the greatest numbers, and many left the journey and remained in Middle-Earth, especially among the Teleri.

The Silmarillion
Related Entries:
Oromë | Misty Mountains | The Ages of the Stars

Great Plague:

A plague that swept through Middle-Earth from the south-east. It occurred in the Third Age during the years 1636 and 1637. Many parts of the lands were deserted afterwards, and the watch on Mordor was abandoned. The casualties included the King of Gondor and all of his children. At the same time the White Tree died.

The Lord of the Rings
Related Entries:
The White Tree | Mordor | Minas Tirith | Gondor | The Third Age of the Sun

Books Used in this Document:
    - The Lord of the Rings
    - The Silmarillion
    - The Unfinished Tales
    - The Hobbit
    - The Complete Guide to Middle Earth by Robert Foster
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