Dimrost

From Tolkien Gateway
Revision as of 11:20, 4 January 2021 by LorenzoCB (talk | contribs) (Added category)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Dimrost
Waterfall
Ted Nasmith - Up the Rainy Stairs.jpg
"Up the Rainy Stairs" by Ted Nasmith
General Information
Other namesNen Girith
LocationRiver Celebros in Brethil
TypeWaterfall
DescriptionFine-spraying waterfall, crossed by a wooden bridge

Dimrost, also known as Nen Girith, was a cascading waterfall on the stream of Celebros, where it flowed down to meet the River Taeglin on the borders of Brethil.[1] The falls raised a fine spray into the air, from which they took their name, which means "Rainy Stair". Above Dimrost, the Men of Brethil had constructed a wooden bridge to cross the Celebros.

From the bridge, a wide view could be seen, showing the Ravines of Taeglin two miles distant.[2]

History[edit]

When Níniel was first brought to Brethil, when she saw that view from the bridge, she started shivering uncontrollably - so much so that the name of Dimrost was changed to Nen Girith, the "Shuddering Water".[2] It was only later that the cause of her fear was discovered: the Ravines she had seen from the bridge would be the place of her tragic death.[3]

Etymology[edit]

Dimrost is Sindarin for "Rainy Stair": dim ("stair") and rost ("rain"). Nen Girith is a combination of nen ("water") and girith ("shuddering").[4]

References