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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
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 Vales did not begin until it 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
Note
Seen in both the singular and plural forms: 'Vale of Sirion' and 'Vales of Sirion'

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Vales of Sirion

The wide valley that ran north to south through Beleriand

Map of the River Sirion

The wide valley of the River Sirion, that separated West Beleriand from East Beleriand. The term (also seen in the singular form 'Vale of Sirion') seems to apply especially to that part of the river's course that lay to the north of Doriath.


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  • Updated 16 September 2017
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