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Dates
Largely destroyed in the War of Wrath at the end of the First Age
Location
The land between the river Gelion and the Blue Mountains, south of the river Ascar
Race
Primarily Elves, but also home to the mortals Beren and Lúthien and their family
Division
Culture
Settlements
The house of Beren and Lúthien was in Dor Firn-i-Guinar in the south of this land
Meaning
A reference to Gelion along the western border of the land, and its six tributaries flowing through it from the east
Other names
Ossiriand; the remnant was known as Lindon after the First Age

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Land of Seven Rivers

The homeland of the Laiquendi

Map of the Land of Seven Rivers

A name for Ossiriand, and a literal translation of that Elvish name. The Land of the Seven Rivers lay between the River Gelion and the Blue Mountains, and was the home of the Green-elves, the Laiquendi. The Seven Rivers from which it took its name were the Gelion itself and six of its tributaries. From north to south, these tributaries were the Ascar, the Thalos, the Legolin, the Brilthor, the Duilwen and the Adurant.


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