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Calacirian

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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 Baggins|Bilbo's]] song ''[[Errantry]]'' in [[Rivendell]]:
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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 Baggins|Bilbo's]] song of [[Song of Eärendil|Eärendil]] in [[Rivendell]]:
  
 
:''and seven lights before him sent,<br>as through the Calacirian<br>to hidden land forlorn he went.''
 
:''and seven lights before him sent,<br>as through the Calacirian<br>to hidden land forlorn he went.''

Revision as of 18:21, 14 January 2008

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

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

The name Calacirian is a simplified form of Kalakiryandë, derived from Kalakirya.

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