Places in Middle-earth
Type: Mountains, Hills, Promontories
Corollairë 'the green mound'
Location: A low hill, outside the west gate of Valmar, on which the Two Trees of Valinor grew; within sight of the Ring of Doom.
Description: Before [Valmar's] western gate there was a green mound, Ezellohar, that is named also Corollairë; and Yavanna hallowed it, and she sat there long upon the green grass and sang a song of power.... But Nienna thought in silence, and watered the mould with tears. In that time the Valar were gathered together to hear the song of Yavanna, and they sat silent upon their thrones of council in the Máhanaxar, the Ring of Doom near to the golden gates of Valmar....
And as they watched, upon the mound there came forth two slender shoots.... Under [Yavanna's] song the saplings grew and became fair and tail, and came to flower; and thus there awoke in the world the Two Trees of Valinor.
The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 1, Of The Beginning of Days
... Melkor and Ungoliant came hastening over the fields of Valinor, as the shadow of a black cloud upon the wind fleets over the sunlit earth; and they came before the green mound Ezellohar. Then the Unlight of Ungoliant rose up even to the roots of the Trees, and Melkor sprang upon the mound; and with his black spear he smote each Tree to its core, wounded them deep, and their sap poured forth as it were their blood, and was spilled upon the ground.
The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 8, Of The Darkening of Valinor
Then Yavanna arose and stood upon Ezellohar, the Green Mound, but it was bare now and black; and she laid her hands upon the Trees, but they were dead and dark, and each branch that she touched broke and fell lifeless at her feet.
The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 9, Of the Flight of the Noldor
coron 'mound' in Corollairë (also called Coron Oiolairë, which latter word appears to mean 'Ever-summer', cf. Oiolossë); cf. Cerin Amroth, the great mound in Lothlórien.
The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names
Contributors: Elena Tiriel 20Nov05