The Encyclopedia of Arda - an interactive guide to the world of J.R.R. Tolkien
Destroyed at the end of the First Age
Eithel Sirion, on the eastern slopes of the Ered Wethrin
Into the Bay of Balar
'The Great River' (not to be confused with the Anduin, which also bore this title)


About this entry:

  • Updated 4 September 2010
  • Updates planned: 1

River Sirion

The great river of Beleriand

Encyclopedia of Arda Timeline
Years of the Trees First Age Second Age Third Age Fourth Age and Beyond
Map of the River Sirion

The greatest of the rivers of Beleriand, the Sirion flowed some 850 miles from its source in the cold highlands of the Ered Wethrin to its mighty delta on the Bay of Balar. It was unusual in that, for some nine miles of its middle course, it flowed underground from the wide, enchanted marshland of Aelin-uial beneath the high land known as the Andram. The Sirion was regarded as the border between East and West Beleriand.

For acknowledgements and references, see the Disclaimer & Bibliography page.

Website services kindly sponsored by Axiom Software Ltd.

Original content © copyright Mark Fisher 1998, 2001, 2010. All rights reserved. For conditions of reuse, see the Site FAQ.