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'''Lórien''' ([[Quenya|Q]], pron. {{IPA|[ˈloːri.en]}}) was a place in [[Valinor]] and home of the [[Valar|Vala]] [[Irmo]] and [[Este]]. Due to his close association with the gardens, Irmo is more commonly referred to as "Lórien".
  
'''Lórien''' was the garden of the [[Vala]] [[Irmo]] in [[Valinor]], from which he took his more common name, [[Lórien the Vala]].
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Lórien is the most beautiful place in all [[Arda]], with silver [[willows]], flowers and lakes. One of those lakes must also be [[Lórellin]]<ref>[[Robert Foster]], ''[[The Complete Guide to Middle-earth]]'', p. 239</ref>
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It is inhabited by singing [[nightingales]]<ref>{{S|10}}</ref> and many [[Spirits (creatures)|spirits]]. The [[Eldar]], [[Maiar]] and even the Valar visit the gardens of Lórien to rest and freshen in its fountains<ref>{{S|Vala}}</ref>. [[Tilion]] used to dream by the pools of [[Este]]<ref>{{S|11}}</ref> and [[Melian]] used to sing there when the lights of the [[Two Trees]] mingled<ref>{{S|4}}</ref>.
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After giving birth to [[Feanor]], [[Míriel]] was sent to Lórien by [[Manwe]] where she lay to die and for a time [[Finwe]] came beside to her body.<ref>{{S|6}}</ref>
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The name of the place apparently contains the element ''lor-'' related to "slumber" and "dream".<ref>{{webcite|author=[[Helge Fauskanger]]|articleurl=http://folk.uib.no/hnohf/quen-eng.htm|articlename=Quettaparma Quenyallo|dated=December 25, 2008|website=Arda|accessed=}}</ref>
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Revision as of 21:38, 2 December 2012

The name Lórien refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Lórien (disambiguation).

Lórien (Q, pron. [ˈloːri.en]) was a place in Valinor and home of the Vala Irmo and Este. Due to his close association with the gardens, Irmo is more commonly referred to as "Lórien".

Lórien is the most beautiful place in all Arda, with silver willows, flowers and lakes. One of those lakes must also be Lórellin[1]

It is inhabited by singing nightingales[2] and many spirits. The Eldar, Maiar and even the Valar visit the gardens of Lórien to rest and freshen in its fountains[3]. Tilion used to dream by the pools of Este[4] and Melian used to sing there when the lights of the Two Trees mingled[5].

After giving birth to Feanor, Míriel was sent to Lórien by Manwe where she lay to die and for a time Finwe came beside to her body.[6]

Etymology

The name of the place apparently contains the element lor- related to "slumber" and "dream".[7]

References

  1. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, p. 239
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Sindar"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Valaquenta: Account of the Valar and Maiar According to the Lore of the Eldar"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Thingol and Melian"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor"
  7. Helge Fauskanger, "Quettaparma Quenyallo" dated 25 December 2008, Ardalambion (accessed 20 October 2014)
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