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Lórien was apparently settled by Silvan Elves during or shortly after the Great Journey, in the Years of the Trees
Lórien, on the western banks of Anduin
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The Galadhrim of Lórien

The Silvan Elves of Lothlórien had adapted their culture to living in a deeply forested land. From early times, they built structures among the trees known as telain (or flets). At first these were used as guard posts or refuges, but eventually many of the Elves began to live permanently on these wooden platforms (following the example, it is said, of either Amroth or Nimrodel). From their tree-top dwellings, the Elves of Lórien became known as Galadhrim, an Elvish name translated as 'Tree-people'.

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