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The Greater Gelion was the larger of the two sources of the River Gelion in Beleriand.[1]

The Greater Gelion's origin was Mount Rerir and it ran southeast near Maglor's Gap until it joined the River Gelion about seventy-five miles from its source.[2]


The Greater Gelion was a Sindarin word.[3]

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 Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XIV: "Of Beleriand and its Realms"
  2. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The First Age, The Elder Days, "Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  3. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth

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