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Brithon was a river of the Beleriand that had its wells in the hills lying north-west in West Beleriand south of the Ered Wethrin (Mountains of Shadow).

The Brithon ran to a bay near the haven of Brithombar where it met the Great Sea. Its total length was about sixty miles.[1]


Brithon was a Sindarin word that meant 'gravel' or 'pebbly'.[2]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Chinese (Hong Kong) 貝松河

Rivers of Beleriand

Adurant | Aros | Ascar | Brilthor | Brithon | Celebros | Celon | Duilwen | Esgalduin | Gelion | Ginglith | Glithui | Greater Gelion | Legolin | Little Gelion | Malduin | Mindeb | Narog | Nenning | Ringwil | Sirion | Taeglin


  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth pg. 12
  2. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth

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