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Calacirian

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(not the same as Calacirya but a region near the pass)
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:<i>and seven lights before him sent,<br>as through the Calacirian<br>to hidden land forlorn he went.</i>
 
:<i>and seven lights before him sent,<br>as through the Calacirian<br>to hidden land forlorn he went.</i>
  
The name <i>Calacirian</i> is actually an anlicized form of <i>Kalakiryan(de)</i>, derived from <i>Kalakirya</i>.
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The name <i>Calacirian</i> is actually an anglicized form of <i>Kalakiryan(de)</i>, derived from <i>Kalakirya</i>.
  
 
Sources: [[The Lord of the Rings]] I, Book 2, Chapter 1; [[The Road Goes Ever On]], p. 70 (2nd ed. 1978).
 
Sources: [[The Lord of the Rings]] I, Book 2, Chapter 1; [[The Road Goes Ever On]], p. 70 (2nd ed. 1978).

Revision as of 02:43, 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 anglicized 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).