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Lórien (Valinor)

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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 the garden in Valinor and home of the Vala Irmo and Nessa. 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. It is inhabited by "many spirits". The Eldar and even the Valar visit the gardens of Lórien to rest and freshen in its fountains.[1]

Etymology

The name of the place apparently contains the element lor- related to "slumber" and "dream".[2]

References

  1. Helge Fauskanger, "Quettaparma Quenyallo" dated 25 December 2008, Ardalambion (accessed 31 July 2014)
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