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[[Image:Ted_Nasmith_-_The_Glittering_Caves_of_Aglarond.jpg|thumb|275px|''The Glittering Caves of Aglarond'' by [[Ted Nasmith]]]]
 
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The '''Glittering Caves''', also called [[Aglarond]], were the spectacular jewelled caverns that lay in the [[White Mountains]] behind [[Helm's Deep]] in [[Rohan]]. They were discovered by [[Gimli Elf-friend]] during the [[War of the Ring]], and were later colonised by the [[Dwarves]] of [[Lonely Mountain]], with Gimli becoming the first [[Lord of the Glittering Caves]].  
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The '''Glittering Caves''', also called [[Aglarond]], were the spectacular jewelled caverns that lay in the [[White Mountains]] behind [[Helm's Deep]] in [[Rohan]]. When [[Gimli Elf-friend]] was held up in the caves with [[Éomer]] and many other Men of Rohan during the [[Battle of the Hornburg]], he was amazed by their beauty. After the [[War of the Ring]] he brought from  [[Erebor]] part [[Durin's folk]] and founded a colony in the caves, becoming the first [[Lord of the Glittering Caves]].  
  
 
The Glittering Caves are one of very few locations in [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]'s work that are associated with a real place. They were inspired by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheddar_Gorge_and_Caves Cheddar Gorge and Caves] in the southern English county of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somerset Somerset].  
 
The Glittering Caves are one of very few locations in [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]'s work that are associated with a real place. They were inspired by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheddar_Gorge_and_Caves Cheddar Gorge and Caves] in the southern English county of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somerset Somerset].  

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The Glittering Caves of Aglarond by Ted Nasmith

The Glittering Caves, also called Aglarond, were the spectacular jewelled caverns that lay in the White Mountains behind Helm's Deep in Rohan. When Gimli Elf-friend was held up in the caves with Éomer and many other Men of Rohan during the Battle of the Hornburg, he was amazed by their beauty. After the War of the Ring he brought from Erebor part Durin's folk and founded a colony in the caves, becoming the first Lord of the Glittering Caves.

The Glittering Caves are one of very few locations in Tolkien's work that are associated with a real place. They were inspired by the Cheddar Gorge and Caves in the southern English county of Somerset.