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Dates
Destroyed at the end of the First Age
Location
In the eastern foothills of Ered Wethrin, on the eastern borders of Hithlum
Race
Division
Family
Held by the House of Fingolfin
Settlements
Source
The source of the river Sirion
Passes
A pass ran through the Mountains into Hithlum above Eithel Sirion
Outflow
Sirion flowed from its sources southward through Beleriand into the Bay of Balar
Pronunciation
ay'thel see'reeon
Meaning
'Spring (or well) of the great river'
Note
The name Eithel Sirion formally refers to the spring of the river Sirion, but is sometimes used interchangeably with Barad Eithel, the fortress of Fingolfin that was built on this site

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Eithel Sirion

The source of the River Sirion

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Map of Eithel Sirion

The spring at which the River Sirion had its source, in the eastern Ered Wethrin. Fingolfin built a great fortress there, the Barad Eithel.


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