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Mouths of Sirion

Type: Rivers & Lakes

Region: Beleriand & North

Location: The multiple channels of the River Sirion at the delta where it empties into the Bay of Balar.

Description:

Map of West Beleriand.
West Beleriand, showing the Mouths of Sirion opening onto the Bay of Balar.
Sirion... flowed south for one hundred and thirty leagues, gathering the waters of many tributaries, until with a mighty flood he reached his many mouths and sandy delta in the Bay of Balar.

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

South of Nan-tathren was a region of meads...; and beyond lay the marshes and isles of reed about the mouths of Sirion, and the sands of his delta empty of all living things save birds of the sea.

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

Círdan... kept a foothold also at the Mouths of Sirion, and there many light and swift ships lay hid in the creeks and waters where the reeds were dense as a forest.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 20, Of The Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad

Therefore Ulmo uprooted an island... and anchored it in the Bay of Balar, into which Sirion poured his water. Then the Vanyar and the Noldor embarked upon that isle, and were drawn over the sea.... But the eastern horn of the island, which was deep-grounded in the shoals off the mouths of Sirion, was broken asunder and remained behind and that... was the Isle of Balar....

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 5, Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 10Dec07, 26Jul10

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