Sarn Gebir as depicted in The Lord of the Rings Online.

Sarn Gebir referred to the rapids on the great river Anduin, located upriver of the Argonath and the falls of Rauros, near the Emyn Muil. Due to the treacherous nature of the rapids, a portage-way was built on the western bank of the river in order for travelers to make the journey southwards.[1]

In the year TA 3019, the Fellowship of the Ring encountered a number of orc archers and a Nazgûl, whose Fell beast was shot down by Legolas, just prior to coming upon the rapids. The Fellowship afterwards used the portage-way to carry their elven boats past the rapids. Boromir remarked during the passage that "no boat can live in Sarn Gebir."[1]

Portrayal in adaptations

The rapids were originally set to appear in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, but just before filming was set to begin, torrential rains washed away the set. Due to time and budgeting constraints, the scene was then cut from the screenplay.

Sarn Gebir appears in The Lord of the Rings Online as a playable location.


Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ሳርን ገቢር
Arabic سارن جبير
Armenian Սառն Գեբիր
Belarusian Cyrillic Сарн Гебір
Bengali সার্ন জাবির
Bulgarian Cyrillic Сарн Гебир
Georgian საარნ ღებირ
Gujarati સાર્ન ગેબીર
Hebrew סארן גביר
Hindi सर्न गेबीर
Japanese サーン ゲビル
Kannada ಸರ್ನ್ ಗೆಬೀರ್
Kazakh Сарн Гебир (Cyrillic) Sarn Gebïr (Latin)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Сарн Гэбир
Macedonian Cyrillic Сарн Гебир
Marathi सरन गेबीर
Mongolian Cyrillic Сарн Гебир
Nepalese सर्न गेबिर
Persian سارن جبریر
Punjabi ਸਬਰ ਗਬੀਰ
Russian Сарн Гебир
Serbian Сарн Гебир (Cyrillic) Sarn Gebir (Latin)
Sinhalese සර්න් ගෙබීර්
Tajik Cyrillic Сарн Гебир
Tamil ஸர்ந கெபிர்
Tatar Сарн Гебир
Telugu సర్న్ జబీర్
Ukrainian Cyrillic Сарн Гебір
Urdu سارن جابر
Uzbek Сарн Гебир (Cyrillic) Sarn Gebir (Latin)
Yiddish סאַרן געביר


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book Two, Ch. IX: "The Great River"
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