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Lithir

The Lithir River[1] was a tributary of the Sirion in Beleriand in the First Age. Its source was in the Ered Wethrin south of Mithrim. It flowed southeast until it raced over falls and joined the Sirion about halfway between Tol Sirion and the Dry River.[2]

When Húrin left Hithlum, Asgon guided him over the mountains and down the course of the Lithir to reach the vale of Sirion.[3]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beleriand its Realms (Chapter 11)", p. 182
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: I. The Wanderings of Húrin", p. 261