|Location||Running from Doors of Durin to Eregion|
|Events||Journey of the Fellowship of the Ring|
The Sirannon, or Gate-stream, was a stream in Eriador.
The Sirannon flowed from its springs near the Doors of Durin, the West-gate of Moria (hence its name) and dropped down the Stair Falls and then along the highroad to Eregion on its southern side. It is possible that the Sirannon flowed into the river Glanduin.
On 13 January T.A. 3019 the Fellowship of the Ring found that the Sirannon had been dammed by someone or something, and before the gates of Moria there was now a foul lake. In this lake dwelt the Watcher in the Water, who nearly caught the Ring-bearer Frodo Baggins.
Moria was eventually resettled by Dwarves during the Fourth Age, therefore the Sirannon was probably cleansed.
Sirannon is a Sindarin name. It literally means "stream of the Gate". The Westron name Gate-stream is its translation. Paul Strack suggests that the name is a combination of sîr ("river", "stream") and annon ("(great) gate", "door").
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Unfinished index for The Lord of the Rings", in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, entry Sirannon, pp. 276-277
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Journey in the Dark", pp. 300-301
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age", entry for the year 3019, 13 January
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "IX. The Making of Appendix A": (iv) "Durin's Folk", p. 278
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Paul Strack, "S. Sirannon pn.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 29 July 2022)