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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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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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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).