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Gates of Sirion

Type: Other Natural Formations

Region: Beleriand & North

Location: The spot where the river Sirion emerges from a tunnel under Andram, the Long Wall, nine miles south of its entrance at the Falls of Sirion.


Map of the Sirion.
The Sirion River and its tributaries, showing the Gates of Sirion below the Andram.
[Some] twenty-five leagues 1 east of the gorge of Nargothrond Sirion fell from the north in a mighty fall below the Meres, and then he plunged suddenly underground into great tunnels...; and he issued again three leagues southward with great noise and smoke through rocky arches at the foot of the hills which were called the Gates of Sirion.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 14, Of Beleriand and its Realms

1A league is approximately three of our miles.

Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 1, The Disaster of the Gladden Fields: Appendix, Númenórean Linear Measures

Lyllyn 7Jul03
Elena Tiriel 5Dec04, 30Jul10

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