From Tolkien Gateway
"Of the Shape of Númenor" by Alan Lee
General Information
LocationSouthern Númenor
InhabitantsFisher-folk at its lower course
GalleryImages of Siril

Siril was the greatest of the few rivers on the island of Númenor;[1] it rose in the valley of Noirinan beneath the Meneltarma, and flowed directly southwards to enter the sea at the fishing port of Nindamos, on the borders of the Hyarnustar and the Hyarrostar. In its lower course it became a slow and winding stream, meeting the sea among wide marshes and reedy flats.[2]


In the Etymologies, Quenya siril means "rivulet".[3]

Portrayal in adaptations

Siril in adaptations
The King Stones along the river Siril in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
The King Stones along the river Siril in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.  

2022: The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power:

September 8: Adar:
As Captain Elendil takes Galadriel and Halbrand to the great city of Armenelos in Númenor; his ship travels up a river that is likely the Siril, there are some stone faces carved into the cliff face on both sides of the river. These are referred to as the King Stones.[4]
September 16: The Great Wave:
During a vision, Queen Regent Míriel witnesses many great waves coming from every direction, one of which likely came from from the river that is likely the Siril.
October 14: Alloyed:
Upon leaving the Southlands, Queen Regent Míriel's fleet returns to Armenelos up the river that is likely the Siril.


Andor · Atalantë · Elenna · Mar-nu-Falmar · Númenórë · Westernesse
Regions Andustar · Arandor · Emerië · Forostar · Hyarastorni · Hyarnustar · Hyarrostar · Mittalmar · Nísimaldar · Orrostar
Towns and cities Almaida · Andúnië · Armenelos · Eldalondë · Moriondë · Nindamos · Ondosto · Rómenna
Buildings Calmindon · Eämbar · King's Court · Temple · White House of Erendis
Natural features Bay of Eldanna · Bay of Rómenna · Firth of Rómenna · Hallow of Eru · Meneltarma (mountain) · Nísinen (lake) · North Cape · Nunduinë (river) · Oromet (mountain) · Siril (river) · Sorontil (mountain) · Tarmasundar (ridges) · Tompollë
Plants and trees Fragrant Trees · Lairelossë · Laurinquë · Lavaralda · Nessamelda · Nimloth · Oiolairë · Taniquelassë · Vardarianna · Yavannamírë
Heirlooms Aranrúth · Bow of Bregor · Dramborleg · Elendilmir · Narsil · Palantíri · Ring of Barahir · Sceptre of Annúminas · Sceptre of Númenor · Tile and Textiles · Helmet
Concepts Adûnaic · Ban of the Valar · Council of the Sceptre · Downfall of Númenor · Great Bear-dance · Heirship · Númenórean Sindarin · Three Prayers (Eruhantalë · Erukyermë · Erulaitalë)
Key people Aldarion · Amandil · Anárion · Captain of the King's Ships · Elendil · Elros (House of Elros) · Erendis · Faithful · Great Armament · Guild of Venturers · Guild of Weaponsmiths · Isildur · Kings and Queens of Númenor · King's Archers · King's Men · Lords of Andúnië · Meneldur · Miriel · Palantir · Pharazôn · Sauron · Silmariën
Main texts The Silmarillion ("Akallabêth") · Unfinished Tales ("A Description of the Island of Númenor" · "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife" · "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor") · The Lord of the Rings ("Appendix A" · "Appendix B") · The Nature of Middle-earth ("Lives of the Númenóreans" · "Of the land and beasts of Númenor")