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Dates
Probably founded at the time of the Great Journey (long before the First Age), though this is uncertain
Location
On the banks of the River Celebrant, to the southeast of Khazad-dûm
Race
Division
Primarily Silvan Elves, though led by members of the Noldor and Sindar later in the land's history
Culture
Pronunciation
dwimo'rdeen
Meaning
'vale of phantoms'1
Other names

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  • Updated 14 February 1999
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Dwimordene

Galadriel’s magical land

The name among the Rohirrim for the Elvish land of Lórien, meaning literally 'vale of phantoms'.


Notes

1

Dwimordene derives from Old English, representing the name of this land in the tongue of the Northmen. It contains dwimor 'phantom, apparition', and dene 'vale' (presumably referring to the valley of the river Silverlode). The combined meaning, 'vale of phantoms', gives some insight into how the Northmen viewed the mysterious beings - from their perspective - who inhabited the Golden Wood.

See also...

Dwimmerlaik

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