Gates of Sirion

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Gates of Sirion
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The Gates of Sirion by Ted Nasmith
General Information
Other namesGreat Cave of Tumultuous Winds[1]
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The Gates of Sirion was the cavernous mouth in the southern hills of the Andram where the River Sirion emerged from its underground course.[2] The Gates were located three leagues southward of the Falls of Sirion where the river plunged below the Andram south of the Aelin-uial.[3]

Other versions of the legendarium[edit | edit source]

In the early Book of Lost Tales, they were known as the great cave of Tumultuous Winds, which the Exiles of Gondolin crossed in their wanderings.[4]