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General Information
Other namesSilverlode
RegionsDimrill Dale, Lothlórien

Celebrant (translated as Silverlode) was a stream rising in the eastern Misty Mountains from the Mirrormere in the Dimrill Dale. It then ran through Lothlórien where it was met by the Nimrodel river, and emptied into the Anduin.


[edit] History

In T.A. 2994, an army of orcs came up the Silverlode and wiped out the colony of Dwarves dwelling in Moria.[1]

Around November T.A. 3018, Elladan and Elrohir, sent by Elrond to a secret errand, passed down the Silverlode into a "strange country" and were the last to return to Rivendell, in December.[2]

The Fellowship of the Ring followed this river when they travelled from Moria to Lothlórien.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Celebrant is a Sindarin name, consisting of celeb ("silver") + rant ("course").[3]

The element lode in Silverlode means "course, water-channel".[4]

These names were also a translation of Kibil-nâla in Khuzdul, the language of Dwarves. An earlier name is also given as Zigilnâd.[5]

[edit] See also


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Bridge of Khazad-dûm"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Ring Goes South"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entries celeb, rant
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 775
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, p. 279