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Dates
Destroyed at the end of the First Age
Location
Flowing westwards through the central parts of Ossiriand
Race
Division
Culture
Source
Among the western slopes of Ered Luin
Tributaries
None
Outflow
Into the river Gelion
Pronunciation
le'golin
Meaning
Probably 'free-running'1

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River Legolin

Third of Gelion’s six tributaries

Map of the river Legolin

The Seven Rivers of Ossir

The third of Gelion's six tributary rivers, that like the others rose among the western slopes of the Blue Mountains. It flowed west through Ossiriand between the Thalos to the north and the Brilthor to the south. Its name Legolin means 'free-running'.


Notes

1

The similarity of this river's name to that of Legolas the Elf is immediately apparent, but coincidental. Legolas' name means 'green leaf', and comes from quite different Elvish origins.

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