the Shadow fell upon the Land, and the World was riven stone from stone.
The oceans fled, and the mountains were swallowed up, and the nations
were scattered to the eight corners of the World. The moon was as blood,
and the sun was as ashes. The seas boiled, and the living envied the
dead. All was shattered, and all but memory lost, and one memory above
all others, of him who brought the Shadow and the Breaking of the World.
And him they named Dragon."
nin Taerin alta Camora, The Breaking of the World
Author unknown, the Fourth Age