"..through the Calacirian
to hidden land forlorn he went."
The region leading into the pass through the mountains of the Pelóri that led from the shores of the Great Sea westward towards Valinor. Its name derives from the Elvish for 'Pass of Light', a reference to the light of the Two Trees that shone through the pass in the days before the Sun and Moon.
The Annals of Aman in volume 10 of The History of Middle-earth gives an exact date for the making of the pass of the Calacirya: Valian Year 1133, or about 3,517 years before the first rising of the Sun. Presumably the region known as the Calacirian came into being, or at least gained its name, at the same date.
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