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Dates
Destroyed at the end of the First Age
Location
The upper Sirion, where the river passed between the mountains of Ered Wethrin to the west and the Echoriath to the east
Settlements
Source
Sirion rose some fifty miles to the north of the Pass, at Eithel Sirion
Tributaries
The Rivil flowed into Sirion as it entered the Pass
Outflow
After leaving the Pass, Sirion flowed on to meet the Sea about four hundred miles to the south
Pronunciation
Sirion is pronounced 'siri'on'
Meaning
Sirion means 'great river'

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Pass of Sirion

The northern pass guarded by the first Minas Tirith

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The steep-sided pass between the Ered Wethrin and the Crissaegrim, on the upper reaches of the River Sirion. It was formerly guarded by the tower of Minas Tirith.


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