The Doom of the Noldor:
The prophecy that was spoken by Mandos concerning the fate of those of the Noldor who followed Fëanor when he left Aman. It was also called the Prophecy of the North, and has been considered as much a curse as a prophecy. The words of the prophecy are:
Tears unnumbered ye shall shed; and the Valar will
fence Valinor against you, and shut you out, so that not even the echo
of your lamentation shall pass over the moutains. On the House of Fëanor
the wrath of the Valar lieth from the West unto the uttermost East, and
upon all that will follow them it shall be laid also. Their Oath shall
drive them, and yet betray them, and ever snatch away the very treasures
that they have sworn to pursue. To evil end shall all things turn that
they begin well; and by treason of kin unto kin and the fear of treason,
shall this come to pass. The Disposessed shall they be forever.
Ye have spilled the blood of your kindred unrighteously and have stained the land of Aman. For blood ye shall render blood, and beyond Aman ye shall dwell in Death's shadow. For though Eru appointed to you to die not in Eä, and no sickness may assail you, yet slain ye may be, and slain ye shall be: by weapon and by torment and grief; and your houseless spirits shall come then to Mandos. There long shall ye abide and yearn for your bodies, and find little pity though all whom ye have slain should entreat for you. And those that endure in Middle-earth and come not to Mandos shall grow weary of the world as with a great burden, and shall wane, and become as shadows of regret before the younger race that cometh after. The Valar have spoken. (S.103-104)
This doom affected even those who, like Galadriel, had no intention
of participating in Fëanor's vengeance.