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

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

Translations around the World

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
Dari اسچار
Georgian ასკარი
Greek Ασκαρ
Gujarati આસ્ચર
Hebrew אסשאר ?
Hindi आस्चर
Kazakh Cyrillic Асцар
Kurdish ئسچار ? (Arabic script) Ascar (Latin)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Асцар
Macedonian Cyrillic Асцар
Marathi आस्चर
Mongolian Cyrillic Асцар ?
Nepalese आस्चर
Pashto آسچار ?
Persian اسچار
Punjabi ਆਸcਅਰ
Russian Аскар
Sanskrit आस्चर्
Serbian Асцар (Cyrillic) Ascar (Latin)
Sinhalese ආස්චර්
Tajik Cyrillic Асчар
Tamil ஆஸ்சர்
Telugu ఆస్చర
Tigrinya ዓስቻር
Ukrainian Cyrillic Асцар
Urdu اسچار
Uyghur ئسچار
Uzbek Асчар (Cyrillic) Ascar (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
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