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Dates
Created after the coming of the Elves to Valinor during the Years of the Trees1
Location
Through the mountains of the Pelóri on the eastern edge of Aman
Origins
Made by the Valar, originally so that the newly arrived Elves could still see the stars beyond the Light of the Trees
Race
Made by Ainur, inhabited by Elves
Divisions
Settled by Vanyarin and Noldorin Elves
Culture
Settlements
Important peaks
Taniquetil rose nearby
Pronunciation
kalakee'rya
Meaning
Other names

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  • Updated 18 September 2013
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Calacirya

The Pass of Light

Map of the Calacirya
Map of the Calacirya (conjectural)

The cleft made in the mountains of the Pelóri so that the light of the Two Trees could shine through. The Elven city of Tirion stood near the eastern end of the Calacirya.


Notes

1

The Annals of Aman in volume 10 of The History of Middle-earth gives an exact date for the making of the Calacirya: Valian Year 1133. Converting to solar years, this would date the creation of the Pass at about 3,517 years before the first rising of the Sun.

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