The time of peace which occurred when Melkor was lurking beyond the Walls of Night. The Valar dwelled on the Isle of Almaren in the Great Lake at the middle of the world. Their isle was lit by the two Lamps - Illuin to the north and Ormal to the south.

When Melkor returned to Arda, the Spring was marred, and when he destroyed the lamps, the Spring ended.
Encyclopedia entry originally written by Náredhil