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Dates
Destroyed at the end of the First Age
Location
At the confluence of the rivers Sirion and Narog, some fifty miles north of the Mouths of Sirion
Source
Sirion flowed into the valley from the north
Tributaries
Narog joined Sirion within the forest
Outflow
Sirion flowed on southwards
Pronunciation
na'n-tasaree'on
Meaning
'Valley1 of the willows'
Other names

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Nan-tasarion

A name for the Land of Willows

Map of Nan-tasarion

One of several names used to describe the watery region where the waters of the Narog flowed into Sirion. A forest of willow-trees grew there, from which it took its many names: Nan-tasarion, Tasarinan and (most commonly) Nan-tathren are all Elvish names meaning 'willow valley'.


Notes

1

'Valley of willows' is the literal translation of the name Nan-tasarion, where Elvish nan refers to a valley, especially a shallow river valley, used here in reference to the broad Vales of Sirion. In common use, however, the name is usually translated by the more general (and less literal) 'Land of Willows'.

See also...

Tasarinan

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