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Dates
This land was probably founded at the time of the Great Journey (long before the first rising of the Sun), though this is uncertain; the name Laurelindórenan was associated with the coming of Galadriel after the loss of Amroth in III 1981
Location
On the banks of the river Celebrant, to the southeast of Khazad-dûm
Race
Division
Culture
Settlements
The chief city was Caras Galadhon
Pronunciation
low'relindo'renan ('ow' as in English 'now')
Meaning
Other names

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Laurelindórenan

Land of the Valley of Singing Gold

Map of laurelindórenan
Note that the locations of Cerin Amroth and Caras Galadhon shown here are conjectural.
Note that the locations of Cerin Amroth and Caras Galadhon shown here are conjectural.

A name for the land more commonly known as Lórien, the Golden Wood of Celeborn and Galadriel. It was an older name of that land, but not entirely forgotten; both Treebeard and Faramir still used the old name freely.


Notes

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This name was said to have been devised by Galadriel herself, and literally meant 'Land of the Valley of Singing Gold'. It also intentionally incorporated the name of Laurelin, the shining Golden Tree of Valinor, that Galadriel had known during her youth in the West.

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