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Calacirian

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The pass through the mountains of the [[Pelóri]] that led from the shores of the [[Great Sea]] westward into [[Valinor]]. Its name translates as 'Pass of Light', a reference to the light of the [[Two Trees]] that shone through the pass in the days before the [[Sun]] and [[Moon]]. The [[Elves|Elven]] city of [[Tirion]] stood between the walls of the pass, and [[Eärendil]] came there on his famous journey into the West, as told in [[Bilbo]]'s song quoted above.
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<b>Calacirian</b> is a region of [[Eldamar]] in an near the entrance to the ravine of <b>[[Calacirya]]</b>. The name appears in [[Bilbo Baggins|Bilbo's]] song (<i>[[Eärendil was a mariner]]</i>) in [[Rivendell]]:
  
The much more common form of this name is 'Calacirya', and in fact the particular form Calacirian only ever occurs in Bilbo's Song of Eärendil. Throughout [[The Silmarillion]], and even elsewhere in [[The Lord of the Rings]], 'Calacirya' is the preferred form, suggesting that the modification to 'Calacirian' is purely for Bilbo's poetic purposes.
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:<i>and seven lights before him sent,<br>as through the Calacirian<br>to hidden land forlorn he went.</i>
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The name <i>Calacirian</i> is actually an anlicized form of <i>Kalakiryan(de)</i>, derived from <i>Kalakirya</i>.
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Sources: [[The Lord of the Rings]] I, Book 2, Chapter 1; [[The Road Goes Ever On]], p. 70 (2nd ed. 1978).
  
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Revision as of 02:40, 27 December 2007

Calacirian is a region of Eldamar in an near the entrance to the ravine of Calacirya. The name appears in Bilbo's song (Eärendil was a mariner) in Rivendell:

and seven lights before him sent,
as through the Calacirian
to hidden land forlorn he went.

The name Calacirian is actually an anlicized form of Kalakiryan(de), derived from Kalakirya.

Sources: The Lord of the Rings I, Book 2, Chapter 1; The Road Goes Ever On, p. 70 (2nd ed. 1978).