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Ascar, also known as Rathlóriel, was one of the seven rivers of Ossiriand, a region of eastern Beleriand.

The Ascar was one of the six tributaries of the great river Gelion. Beginning near Mount Dolmed, it flowed into Gelion near Sarn Athrad where the Dwarf-Road coming from Nogrod and Belegost ran along its banks.[1]

After the fall of Doriath, the remaining treasures of the Elven kingdom were placed in the deep depths of the river by Beren, Dior and the Laiquendi, and later became known as Rathlóriel, the Goldenbed.[2]


Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ዓስቻር
Arabic إسثار
Armenian Ասծար
Belarusian Cyrillic Асцар
Bengali আস্চার
Bulgarian Cyrillic Асцар
Chinese (Hong Kong) 阿斯卡河
Danish Askarfloden ("den frådende, frembrusende")
Dari اسکار
Georgian ასკარი
Greek Ασκαρ
Gujarati આસ્ચર
Hebrew אסקאר
Hindi आस्चर
Japanese アスカール (Ascar) ラスローリエル (Rathlóriel)
Kannada ಆಸ್ಕರ್
Kazakh Аскар (Cyrillic) Askar (Latin)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Аскар
Macedonian Cyrillic Аскар
Marathi आस्चर
Mongolian Cyrillic Аскар
Nepalese आस्चर
Pashto آسچار ?
Persian آسکار
Punjabi ਆਸcਅਰ
Russian Аскар (Ascar) Ратлориэль (Rathlóriel)
Sanskrit आस्चर्
Serbian Асцар (Cyrillic) Ascar (Latin)
Sinhalese ඇස්කාර්
Tajik Cyrillic Аскар
Tamil ஆஸ்க்ர்
Telugu ఆస్కార్
Ukrainian Cyrillic Аскар
Urdu اسچار
Uzbek Аскар (Cyrillic) Askar (Latin)
Yiddish אַסקאַר

Rivers of Beleriand

Adurant | Aros | Ascar | Brilthor | Brithon | Celebros | Celon | Dry River | Duilwen | Esgalduin | Gelion | Ginglith | Glithui | Greater Gelion | Legolin | Little Gelion | Malduin | Mindeb | Narog | Nenning | Ringwil | Sirion | Taeglin


  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The First Age, The Elder Days, "Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  2. The Silmarillion