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Falls of Ivrin

The source of the River Narog

"On Ivrin's lake    is endless laughter.
Lo! cool and clear    by crystal fountains
she is fed unfailing,    from defilement warded"
The Lay of the Children of Húrin, lines 1526-8
in The History of Middle-earth, volume 3,
The Lays of Beleriand

A series of waterfalls that sprang from the southern face of the Ered Wethrin, or Mountains of Shadow. Their waters flowed together to create the lake at Ivrin, from which the River Narog, one of the great rivers of Beleriand, had its source. The Falls and the lake were said to be under the special protection of the Vala Ulmo, and they remained undefiled until the coming of Glaurung late in the First Age.

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