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Dates
Destroyed at the end of the First Age
Location
The river valley of Sirion, running north to south through the Pass of Sirion down to the Bay of Balar, and separating West Beleriand from East Beleriand; applied especially to the middle part of Sirion's course where it ran between Brethil and Doriath
Settlements
Barad Eithel was built at Sirion's sources; Minas Tirith stood in the Pass of Sirion, and a refuge was built at the Mouths of Sirion during the later First Age
Source
Sirion had its source at Eithel Sirion in the Mountains of Shadow, though the Vale did not begin until the river flowed through the Pass of Sirion somewhat to the south
Tributaries
Outflow
Into the Bay of Balar
Pronunciation
Sirion is pronounced 'see'reeon'
Meaning
Sirion means 'great river'
Other names

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Sirion’s Vale

The wide valley of the river Sirion

The shallow lands that lay either side of Sirion, more commonly called the Vale, or Vales, of Sirion. They ran roughly north to south, and separated East and West Beleriand from one another. Though in principle the name 'Sirion's Vale' might apply to any part of the long river valley, our only recorded use of the term applies it to the lands between Doriath and Brethil, running southwards from the inflow of Teiglin as far as Aelin-uial.


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