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Celon

Type: Rivers & Lakes

Region: Beleriand & North

Meaning: stream flowing down from heights

Location: A river flowing southwest from the Hill of Himring, skirting Nan Elmoth and Doriath before joining the river Aros; the southeastern boundary of Himlad.

Description:

Map of Doriath.
Doriath, showing the Celon between Himring and the Aros.
But Celegorm and Curufin fortified Aglon and held it with great strength, and all the land of Himlad southward between the River Aros that rose in Dorthonion and his tributary Celon that came from Himring.

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

[Crossing] Esgalduin and Aros [Aredhel] came to the land of Himlad between Aros and Celon....

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 16, Of Maeglin

[They]... rode away to the north eaves of Nan Elmoth. There they crossed the slender stream of Celon into the land of Himlad....

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 16, Of Maeglin

Then... Bëor gathered... his people, and they removed over Gelion, and took up their abode in the lands of Amrod and Amras, upon the east banks of the Celon south of Nan Elmoth, near to the borders of Doriath; and the name of that land thereafter was Estolad, the Encampment.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 17, Of the Coming of Men into the West


Etymology
kel-  'go away', of water 'flow away, flow down', in Celon; from et-kele 'issue of water, spring' was derived, with transposition of the consonants, Quenya ehtele, Sindarin eithel.

The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 18Nov09, 14Mar11

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