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The Celon was a long river in East Beleriand during the First Age of Middle-earth.

The Celon began in the Hill of Himring and flowed southwest between the lands of Estolad and Himlad and went by the borders of Nan Elmoth and Doriath. It was a tributary of the river Aros.[1]


Orcs attacked Menegroth during the First Battle of Beleriand from their camps between the Celon and Gelion rivers.[2] Celon, being in Himlad was the land of Amrod and Amras, the twin Sons of Fëanor.

Aredhel passed over Celon on her journey to meet the Sons of Fëanor before becoming lost in Nan Elmoth. Later when she and her son Maeglin left Eöl to live in Gondolin, they passed over Celon before entering Himlad.[3] Bëor and his people settled on the eastern banks of the Celon after being given leave to settle there after being advised by Finrod. Haleth led her people across the Celon and Aros on their hard journey to the Forest of Brethil.[4] Deadly Orc raiders followed the Celon down through into Doriath taking captives, just after the Dagor Bragollach.[5]


Celon was a Sindarin word that meant 'Stream flowing down the heights'.[6]

Translations around the world

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ኮሎኔ
Arabic كيلون
Armenian Կելոն
Belarusian Cyrillic Келон
Bengali কেলন
Bulgarian Cyrillic Келон
Chinese (Hong Kong) 凱龍河
Danish Celonåen ("en å, der stømmer ned fra højderne")
Georgian კელონი
Gujarati કેલોન
Hindi क्ऐलोन
Japanese ?
Kannada ಕೆಲಾನ್
Kazakh Келон (Cyrillic) Kelon (Latin)
Korean 셀론
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Кэлон
Macedonian Cyrillic Кэлон
Marathi केलोन
Mongolian Cyrillic Келон
Nepalese केलोन
Persian کهلون
Punjabi ਕੇਲੋਨ
Russian Келон
Sanskrit केलोन्
Serbian Келон (Cyrillic) Kelon (Latin)
Sinhalese කෙලොන්
Tajik Cyrillic Келон
Tamil கேலன்
Telugu కెల్లోన్
Ukrainian Cyrillic Келон
Urdu کےلون
Uzbek Келон (Cyrillic) Kelon (Latin)
Yiddish קעלאָן


  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The First Age, The Elder Days, "Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  2. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter X: "Of the Sindar"
  3. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XVI: "Of Maeglin"
  4. The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion, "Of the Coming of Men into the West"
  5. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XVIII: "Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  6. The Silmarillion, Index of Names