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Two Trees

In the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Two Trees, named Telperion (the silver, or white tree) and Laurelin (the gold tree), brought light to the Land of the Valar in ancient times. They were destroyed by Melkor and Ungoliant, but their last flower and fruit were made into the Moon and the Sun.

The Trees sat on a hill named Ezellohar (from the Valarin Ezellôchâr) located outside Valimar.

Speculation: Because the Trees stood upon the ground it might be assumed that the land would experience a kind of perpetual twilight and become darker farther from them. But since the world was so different in the First Age it is not inconceivable that the light of the Trees behaved differently from that of the Sun and Moon - e. g., it may have been capable of flowing around objects, and may not have faded so quickly with distance.