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The Havens of Sirion were the refuge for the Eldar and Edain of Beleriand who survived the Nírnaeth Arnoediad (Battle of Unnumbered Tears) and the destruction of Menegroth.


The Havens of Sirion housed the surviving Sindar of Doriath (after their homeland was sacked), some of the Ñoldor from Nargothrond and Gondolin and the few surviving Men of the Three Houses of the Edain. The first rulers of this region, known as Arvernien, were Tuor and Idril. Later their son, the Half-elven Eärendil, married Dior's half-elven daughter, Elwing, who had fled the Fall of Doriath with the Silmaril of Beren and Lúthien. Their sons Elros and Elrond were born in Arvernien.

The refugees of the Havens built many ships, with many sailing to the Isle of Balar, where Círdan and the survivors of Eglarest and Brithombar had fled. Eärendil himself built Vingilot and sailed in search of the hidden land of Valinor and seek the pardon of the Valar. However, in spite of his many journeys, Eärendil was unsuccessful. During one of his voyages, the surviving Sons of Fëanor attacked the Havens in an attempt to reclaim the Silmaril. Many were killed, but of Fëanor' Sons only Maedhros and Maglor lived. Elwing cast herself into the Sea with the Silmaril rather than surrender it, but was saved by the Vala Ulmo and sent to Eärendil. Maglor later repented his actions, raising Elros and Elrond as his foster children.

Using the Silmaril, Eärendil and Elwing were able to reach Valinor and successfully plead on behalf of the Elves and Men with the Valar.

Other versions of the LegendariumEdit

In one version of The Silmarillion mythology, the host of the Valar landed at the Mouths of Sirion before embarking on the War of Wrath. By the end of the War, when Elves were permitted to choose between Valinor and Middle-earth, most of the survivors of the war gathered at the Havens of Sirion and the Isle of Balar. Many Elves went to Lindon until the time of their summons to Valinor came. The Edain voyaged to the new isle of Númenor, a gift to the race of Men.

Elven Realms of Middle-earth throughout the Ages
Years of the Trees Cuiviénen | Eglador | Havens of the Falas
First Age Doriath | Dorthonion | Gondolin | Havens of Sirion | Havens of the Falas | Himlad & Pass of Aglon | Hithlum | Maglor's Gap | March of Maedhros | Nargothrond | Nevrast | Ossiriand | Pass of Sirion | Thargelion
Second Age Eregion | Greenwood the Great | Lindon | Rivendell
Third Age Lindon | Lothlórien | Northern Mirkwood | Rivendell
Fourth Age Lindon | Lothlórien & East Lórien | Rivendell | Wood of Greenleaves

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