The Pass of Sirion was a pass between Ered Wethrin and the Echoriath in the northern Beleriand through which the River Sirion flowed.

The pass served as a main entrance to West Beleriand from Ard-galen.

It was a narrow valley whose sheer walls were covered with pine trees. The ground floor was very fertile.[1]

History Edit

When the Ñoldor returned to Middle-earth, they built the tower/fortress of Minas Tirith to keep the enemy out of the West Beleriand. The pass was guarded by Orodreth of the House of Finarfin for his uncle Finrod who guarded it until FA 457, when it was conquered by Sauron. It remained in Sauron's hands until he was driven out by Lúthien and Huan in the mid-460s. Afterwards its defense was neglected.[1][2][3]

Translations around the World Edit

Foreign Language Translated name
Bosnian Prolaz Sirion
Bulgarian Cyrillic Проход на Сирион
Chinese (Hong Kong) 西瑞安通道
Dutch Doorgang van Sirion
French Passe de Sirion
German Sirion-Pass
Hebrew מעבר של סיריון
Hungarian Sirion hegyszoros
Irish Gaelic Sirion Uachdair
Italian Passo del Sirion
Macedonian Cyrillic Премин на Сирион
Polish Przełom Sirionu
Russian Проход Сириона
Scottish Gaelic Sirion Uachdar
Ukrainian Cyrillic Сіріонів Прохід

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Atlas of Middle-earth, The First Age, The Elder Days, "Realms-Before the Great Defeat"
  2. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The First Age, The Elder Days, "Travels of Beren and Lúthien"
  3. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth