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'''Dimrost''' is a cascading waterfall on the stream of [[Celebros]], where it flowed down to meet the River [[Taeglin]] on the borders of [[Brethil]]. The falls raised a fine spray into the air, from which they took their name, which means "Rainy Stair". Above Dimrost, the [[Men]] of [[Brethil]] had constructed a wooden bridge to cross the Celebros.  
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'''Dimrost''' was a cascading waterfall on the stream of [[Celebros]], where it flowed down to meet the River [[Taeglin]] on the borders of [[Brethil]].<ref>{{CH|A2M}}</ref> The falls raised a fine spray into the air, from which they took their name, which means "Rainy Stair". Above Dimrost, the [[Men]] of [[Brethil]] had constructed a wooden bridge to cross the Celebros.  
  
From the bridge, a wide view could be seen, showing the Ravines of [[Taeglin]] two miles (3.2 kilometres) distant. When [[Níniel]] was first brought to Brethil, when she saw that view from the bridge, she started shivering uncontrollably - so much so that the name of Dimrost was changed to '''''Nen Girith''''', the "Shuddering Water". It was only later that the cause of her foresightful fear was discovered: the Ravines she had seen from the bridge would be the place of her tragic death.
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From the bridge, a wide view could be seen, showing the Ravines of [[Taeglin]] two miles (3.2 kilometres) distant.<ref name="Narn">{{UT|Narn}}, ''Nienor in Brethil''</ref>
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When [[Níniel]] was first brought to Brethil, when she saw that view from the bridge, she started shivering uncontrollably - so much so that the name of Dimrost was changed to '''''[[Nen Girith]]''''', the "Shuddering Water".<ref name="Narn"/> It was only later that the cause of her foresightful fear was discovered: the Ravines she had seen from the bridge would be the place of her tragic death.<ref>{{CH|17}}</ref>
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Latest revision as of 23:36, 16 September 2011

Dimrost
Physical Description
TypeCataract
LocationN. Celebros
RealmsDoriath (Brethil)
DescriptionWaterfall with fine spray
General Information
EtymologyS. dim "stair" + rost "rain"

Dimrost was a cascading waterfall on the stream of Celebros, where it flowed down to meet the River Taeglin on the borders of Brethil.[1] The falls raised a fine spray into the air, from which they took their name, which means "Rainy Stair". Above Dimrost, the Men of Brethil had constructed a wooden bridge to cross the Celebros.

From the bridge, a wide view could be seen, showing the Ravines of Taeglin two miles (3.2 kilometres) distant.[2]

[edit] History

When Níniel was first brought to Brethil, when she saw that view from the bridge, she started shivering uncontrollably - so much so that the name of Dimrost was changed to Nen Girith, the "Shuddering Water".[2] It was only later that the cause of her foresightful fear was discovered: the Ravines she had seen from the bridge would be the place of her tragic death.[3]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "Appendix 2: The Composition of the Text", [Map of Brethil]
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Narn i Hîn Húrin (The Tale of the Children of Húrin)", Nienor in Brethil
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "The Death of Glaurung"