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Pools of Ivrin

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The Pools of Ivrin were shimmering pools that lay beneath the mountains of the Ered Wethrin, on the northern borders of Beleriand, from which the torrent of the River Narog flowed.[1] They were famous for their beauty, and for the power of Ulmo that protected them. Some twenty years after the Return of the Noldor to Middle-earth, their Feast of Reuniting - the Mereth Aderthad - was held on the banks of Ivrin's pools,[2] and centuries later their healing waters brought Túrin back from madness.[3] Glaurung the dragon came to Ivrin as he travelled to attack Nargothrond, defiling the waters as he passed to leave a region of frozen swampland.[4]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Return of the Noldor"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Túrin Turambar"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin"