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Celebros

Celebros
Stream
General Information
LocationBrethil, flowing into the Taeglin below Cabed-en-Aras
TypeStream
DescriptionA tumbling stream

Celebros was a stream of Beleriand, a tributary to Taeglin that flowed through Brethil forest.[1] It included the fall Dimrost[2] which was renamed Nen Girith, the "Shuddering Water", when the resting Nienor became cold and could not be warmed or comforted.[3]

Glaurung was slain by Túrin near the confluence of this stream with Taeglin, which was also near to the spot where Nienor committed suicide by jumping into Taeglin.[4]

[edit] Etymology

From Sindarin celeb "silver" and ros "foam".

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "Appendix 2: The Composition of the Text", [Map of Brethil]
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Túrin Turambar"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Narn i Hîn Húrin (The Tale of the Children of Húrin)", Nienor in Brethil
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "The Death of Glaurung"