Tol Sirion, later known as Tol-in-Gaurhoth and Wizard's Tower, was an island in the upper reaches of the river Sirion between the Ered Wethrin to the west, the Echoriath to the east, and the Fen of Serech to the north.

It was the site of the Ñoldorin tower of Minas Tirith.[1]

History Edit

The exiled Ñoldor Elves of the House of Finarfin under Finrod first showed interest in the isle between the years 50 and 60 of the First Age, when Finrod raised Minas Tirith to prevent the armies of Morgoth from passing through the area between the mountains and invading Beleriand. Finrod committed the isle to Orodreth, his nephew who ruled it until Sauron conquered it after the Dagor Bragollach and turned it into a haven for his Werewolves, calling it Tol-in-Gaurhoth.

Later on, in the Quest for the Silmaril, Beren and Finrod were captured by Sauron's forces passing the isle. After Finrod and his companions were killed, Lúthien and Huan were able to defeat their captors, and fled. The isle was cleansed and remained so but was no longer inhabited.[2]

Etymology Edit

Tol Sirion was Sindarin for 'Island of Sirion'.[3]

Translations around the world Edit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ጦል ጺሪኦን
Arabic طول صيريون
Armenian Տոլ Սիրիոն
Belarusian Cyrillic Тол-Сірыён
Bengali টোল শিরিওন
Bulgarian Cyrillic Тол Сирион (Tol Sirion)

Тол-ин-Гаурхот (Tol-in-Gaurhoth)

Chinese (Hong Kong) 西瑞安島 A.K.A. 堝惑斯島
Georgian ტოლ სირიონი
Greek Τολ Σιριον
Gujarati ટોલ ષિરિઓન
Hebrew טול ציריונ
Hindi टोल् सिर्योन
Japanese とl しりおん
Kannada ಟೋಲ್ ಸಿರಿಯೋನ್
Kazakh Тол Сіріон (Cyrillic) Tol Sirion (Latin)
Korean 톨 사이 리온
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Тол Сирион
Macedonian Cyrillic Тол Сирион
Marathi टोल षिरिओन
Mongolian Cyrillic Тол Сирион
Nepalese टोल षिरिओन
Pashto طول صیریون ?
Persian تول صیریون
Punjabi ਟੋਲ ਸ਼ਇਰਿਓਨ
Russian Тол Сирион (Tol Sirion)

Тол-ин-Гаурот (Tol-in-Gaurhoth)

Sanskrit टोल् षिरिओन्
Serbian Тол Сирион (Cyrillic) Tol Sirion (Latin)
Sinhalese ටොල් ෂිරිඔන්
Tajik Cyrillic Тол Сирион
Tamil டொல் ஷிரிஒந்
Telugu టొల షిరిఒన
Thai โทลซิริออน
Ukrainian Cyrillic Тол Сіріон (Tol Sirion)

Тол-ін-Гаурот (Tol-in-Gaurhoth)

Urdu طول صیدانی  ?
Uzbek Тол Сирион (Cyrillic) Tol Sirion (Latin)
Yiddish טאָל סיריאָן

References Edit

  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 XIX: "Of Beren and Lúthien"
  3. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
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