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Caverns of the Oaritsi

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This article describes a concept which is mentioned in J.R.R. Tolkien's works, but was never given a definite name.
"The Sun, after fleeing from the Moon, dived into the sea and wandered in the caverns of the Oaritsi."

The caverns of the Oaritsi were the dwellings in the sea of the Oaritsi, the mermaids, as envisioned in the Book of Lost Tales.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "IX. The Hiding of Valinor": "Notes and Commentary", p. 227
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