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Dates
Founded after the establishment of Valinor, very roughly 15,000 years before the first rising of the Sun
Location
Within Valinor1
Race
Division
Pronunciation
loh'rien
Meaning
Equivalent to 'dreamland'
Note
This was the original Lórien in Valinor, not to be confused with Galadriel's Lórien in Middle-earth. For that land of the Silvan Elves, see the entry for Lórien

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Lórien

The gardens of Valinor

The gardens of the Vala Irmo in Valinor, from which he took his more common name, Lórien.


Notes

1

We have no specific reference to narrow down the location of Lórien more closely within Valinor. However, it seems to have been easily accessible by the Valar and Eldar alike, and one inconclusive comment - a reference to Tilion going there because of his love of Telperion's silver light - seems to imply that it lay close to the Two Trees. These hints collectively suggest that it was in the eastern parts of Valinor, not far from Valmar, but none of them are entirely conclusive.

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