Ringwil was a river of Beleriand during the First Age; a tributary of the Narog river.

The Ringwil flowed through Taur-en-Faroth from its beginning in the hills surrounding the hidden city of Nargothrond running approximately twenty-five miles in length, according to the The Atlas of Middle-earth.[1]


At the place it met the Narog, there was built a secret door that Lúthien used to escape the city when Celegorm and Curufin imprisoned her.[2] It was lost with destruction of the Beleriand at the end of the First Age.[3][4]


Foreign Language Translated name
Chinese (Hong Kong) 林威爾河
Danish Ringwilfloden
Russian Рингвиль

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 Atlas of Middle-earth, The First Age, The Elder Days, "Nargothrond"
  3. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The Second Age, "Introduction"
  4. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXIV: "Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"
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