Rivil

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Rivil
Stream
General Information
LocationDorthonion to the Fen of Serech
TypeStream
DescriptionLesser tributary of Sirion
History
EventsDeath of Huor and capture of Húrin

The Rivil was a lesser tributary of the Sirion River. Its source was Rivil's Well in the highlands of Dorthonion, from which it flowed westward to meet the Sirion at the Fen of Serech.[1]

During the Nirnaeth Arnoediad King Turgon retreated down the Pass of Sirion. His escape was successful because Húrin and Huor formed a rearguard that used the Rivil as a defence. The host of Angband bridged the stream with the corpses of their dead. Huor was slain beside the Rivil and Húrin was captured.[2]

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