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[[Image:Barry Layman - Mirrormere.jpg|thumb|250px|''Mirrormere'' by [[Barry Layman]]]]
 
[[Image:Barry Layman - Mirrormere.jpg|thumb|250px|''Mirrormere'' by [[Barry Layman]]]]
'''Mirrormere''' ('''''Kheled-zâram''''' in [[Khuzdul]]) is the lake located beneath the [[East-gate of Moria|East-gate]] of  [[Khazad-dûm]]. It is the source of the river [[Silverlode]].
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'''Mirrormere''' ('''''Kheled-zâram''''' in [[Khuzdul]]) was the lake located beneath the [[East-gate of Moria|East-gate]] of  [[Khazad-dûm]]. It lied in the southeast corner of [[Dimrill Dale]]. Mirrormere was the source of the river [[Silverlode]].
  
According to the [[Dwarves]] of [[Durin's folk]], after [[Durin the Deathless]] had awoken at [[Mount Gundabad]] in the north of the [[Misty Mountains]], he travelled south until he came upon this lake. He looked down in it and saw a crown above his head. This crown was the reflection of stars above, despite the fact it was day and the stars should not have been visible. Taking the crown as a sign, he founded the great city of Khazad-dûm beneath the mountains that fed Mirrormere.
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According to the [[Dwarves]] of [[Durin's folk]], after [[Durin the Deathless]] had awoken at [[Mount Gundabad]] in the north of the [[Misty Mountains]], he travelled south until he came upon this lake. He looked down in it and saw a crown above his head. This crown was the reflection of stars above, despite the fact it was day and the stars should not have been visible. Taking the crown as a sign, he founded the great city of Khazad-dûm beneath the mountains that fed Mirrormere. A pillar called [[Durin's Stone]] was placed along the banks of the lake to mark the event.
  
 
During the events that led up to the [[War of the Ring]], the [[Fellowship of the Ring|Fellowship]] passed by the lake after escaping [[Moria]]. Despite their hurry, [[Gimli]] would not leave without looking in the lake. [[Frodo Baggins]] joined him, and both saw Durin's crown.
 
During the events that led up to the [[War of the Ring]], the [[Fellowship of the Ring|Fellowship]] passed by the lake after escaping [[Moria]]. Despite their hurry, [[Gimli]] would not leave without looking in the lake. [[Frodo Baggins]] joined him, and both saw Durin's crown.

Revision as of 01:53, 19 May 2006

Mirrormere (Kheled-zâram in Khuzdul) was the lake located beneath the East-gate of Khazad-dûm. It lied in the southeast corner of Dimrill Dale. Mirrormere was the source of the river Silverlode.

According to the Dwarves of Durin's folk, after Durin the Deathless had awoken at Mount Gundabad in the north of the Misty Mountains, he travelled south until he came upon this lake. He looked down in it and saw a crown above his head. This crown was the reflection of stars above, despite the fact it was day and the stars should not have been visible. Taking the crown as a sign, he founded the great city of Khazad-dûm beneath the mountains that fed Mirrormere. A pillar called Durin's Stone was placed along the banks of the lake to mark the event.

During the events that led up to the War of the Ring, the Fellowship passed by the lake after escaping Moria. Despite their hurry, Gimli would not leave without looking in the lake. Frodo Baggins joined him, and both saw Durin's crown.

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