Mouths of Sirion
Mouths of Sirion is a
fictional locationin J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earthuniverse. It was the refuge of the remnants of Eldar and Edainof Beleriandafter the Nírnaeth Arnoediadand the Sack of Menegroth.
The lands near the Mouths of Sirion were home to surviving
Sindarof Doriathafter that land was destroyed. Some Noldorfrom Nargothrondand Gondolin, as well as the few survivors of the Three Houses of the Edain, also settled near the Mouths of Sirion. The first rulers of this region, known as "Arvernien", were Tuorof the Edain and Idrilof Gondolin. Later their son Eärendil Half-Elven, married the Half-Elven Elwing, Dior's daughter and survivor of the Sack of Doriath. Elrosand Elrond, the sons of Eärendil and Elwing, were born in Arvernien.
Elwing possessed the
Silmarilof Berenand Lúthien. The refugees built many ships, sailing across the seas and to the nearby Isle of Balarwhere Círdanhad fled with the survivors of Eglarestand Brithombar.
Eärendil built the ship
Vingilótëand sailed far seeking the hidden land of Valinorto ask for the pardon of the Valar. But though his journeys carried him to many shores, Eärendil was unsuccessful. While he was at sea, the surviving Sons of Fëanorattacked the Mouths of Sirion to reclaim the Silmaril. They killed many people but were almost all slain themselves, save for Maedhrosand Maglor. Elwing cast herself into the Sea with the Silmaril, but was saved by the Vala Ulmoand sent to Eärendil. Maglorlater repented, and raised Elros and Elrond as his foster children.
With the power of the Silmaril, Eärendil and Elwing found a passage to Valinor, where he pleaded on behalf of Elves and Men with the Valar.
In one version of the "Silmarillion" mythology, the chief army of the Valar landed at the Mouths of Sirion during the
War of Wrath. By the end of the War, most of the survivors of Beleriand gathered at the Mouths and the Isle of Balar, and many of them went to Lindonuntil the Elves were summoned to Valinor, and the Edain to the new isle of Númenor.
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