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The Dry River was an extinct river in the East Beleriand that had once flowed down from the Encircling Mountains into the Sirion.[1]

The river was about fifteen miles in length.[2]

HistoryEdit

In ancient times long past by the First Age, the river once flowed under the mountains into a lake where afterwards Tumladen, the valley of Gondolin was located.[3] The river was dried up by the early First Age when Gondolin was founded leaving a stoney deep-channeled river bed behind.[4] Intent on following his wife and son, Eöl found the Dry River and the Hidden Way and thus to Gondolin to stand before King Turgon.[5] During the Nírnaeth Arnoediad, Turgon's army marched to and from the battlefield down the Dry River.[6] Years after the Nírnaeth Arnoediad, Tuor and his Elvish companion Voronwë traveled up this river for many miles until reaching the entrance to the Hidden Way.[7][4] After being released from the captivity of Morgoth, Hurin sought out Gondolin but when he arrived, he found the Dry River blocked.[8]

When the city fell in FA 510, survivors did not use the Hidden Way to escape down the Dry River, instead using Idril's Secret Way to escape by way of the Cirith Thoronath.[7]

Translations around the worldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Droë rivier
Albanian Lumi i thatë
Amharic ደረቁ ወንዝ
Arabic نهر جاف
Armenian Չոր գետը
Azerbaijani Quru çay
Basque Ibaia lehorra
Belarusian Cyrillic Сухі рака
Bengali শুষ্ক নদী
Bosnian Suhi rijeka
Bulgarian Cyrillic Сух река
Cambodian ទន្លេស្ងួត
Catalan Riu sec
Chinese 干燥的河流
Croatian Suhi rijeka
Czech Suchý řeka
Danish Tørflod
Dutch Droogrivier
Esperanto Seka rivero
Estonian Kuiv jõgi
Faroese Turruráin ?
Filipino Tuyong ilog
Finnish Kuiva joki
French Rivière-à-sec
Galician Río seco
Georgian მშრალი მდინარე
German Trockener Fluss
Greek Ξηρός ποτάμι
Gujarati સૂકી નદી
Haitian Creole Chèch rivyè
Hausa Rafi bushe
Hebrew נהר יבש
Hindi सूखी नदी
Hungarian Szárazfolyó
Icelandic Þurráin
Indonesian Sungai kering
Italian Fiume Secco
Japanese ドライリバー
Javanese Kali garing
Kannada ಡ್ರೈ ನದಿ
Kazakh Құрғақ өзен (Cyrillic) Qurğaq özen (Latin)
Korean 드라이강
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Кургак дарыя
Laotian ແຫ້ງແລ້ງ
Latin Flumen aridam
Latvian Sausais upe
Lithuanian Sausos upė
Luxembourgish Drëscheneflëss
Macedonian Cyrillic Сува река
Malayalam ഡ്രൈ നദി
Malaysian Sungai kering
Maltese xmara niexfa
Marathi कोरडी नदी
Mongolian Cyrillic Хуурай гол
Nepalese सुक्खा नदी
Norwegian Tørrelv
Persian رودخانه خشک
Polish Suchy rzeka
Portuguese Rio seco
Punjabi ਸੁੱਕੀ ਨਦੀ
Romanian Râu uscată
Russian Пересохшая река
Samoan Vaitafe o matutu
Serbian Сухог река (Cyrillic) Suhog reka (Latin)
Sinhalese වියළි ගංගාව
Slovak Suchý rieka
Slovenian Suhi reka
Somalian Webiga qalalan
Spanish Río seco
Swedish Torrflod
Tajik Cyrillic Дарёи хушк
Tamil உலர் நதி
Telugu డ్రై రివర్
Thai แม่น้ำแห้ง
Tongan Vaitafe momoa
Turkish Kuru nehri
Turkmen Gury derýa
Ukrainian Cyrillic Сухий річка
Urdu خشک دریا
Uzbek Қуруқ дарё (Cyrillic) Quruq daryo (Latin)
Vietnamese Khô sông
Welsh Sych Afon
Xhosa Umlambo owomileyo
Yiddish טרוקן טייַך
Yoruba Gbẹ odò



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



ReferencesEdit

  1. The Silmarillion (inside cover), "Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  2. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The First Age, The Elder Days, "Gondolin"
  3. The Silmarillion, Index of Names
  4. 4.0 4.1 Unfinished Tales, Part One: The First Age, chapter I: "Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin"
  5. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XVI: "Of Maeglin"
  6. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XX: "Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad"
  7. 7.0 7.1 The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXIII: "Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin"
  8. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXII: "Of the Ruin of Doriath"
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