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Revision as of 18:05, 13 June 2012

Helevorn was the deep, mountain-shaded lake[1] in northern Thargelion at the foot of Mount Rerir. A stream flowed from its southwest corner into the Greater Gelion.[2]

After the return of the Noldor to Middle-earth the people of Caranthir dwelt about the lake.[3] Its waters were defiled by Orcs during the Dagor Bragollach ("Battle of Sudden Flame").[4] It was destroyed in the War of Wrath along with Mount Rerir, though it partially survived.

Etymology

Helevorn means "Black Glass" in Sindarin.[5] It was probably translated from an earlier Khuzdul name such as "Narag-zâram".[6]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beleriand and its Realms"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Return of the Noldor"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names", Helevorn
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 37