Mirrormere

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This page is about the Mirrormere as it appears in T.A. 3019, as part of Lothlórien. For the lake in 2799 during the Sixth War of Dwarves and Orcs, see Kheled-zâram
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Mirrormere
Type: Lake
Region: Lothlórien
Location: [11.0S, 78.0W]
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The Mirrormere, known as Kheled-zâram to the dwarves, is an location in Lothlórien. [11.0S, 78.0W]

Lore

The Mirrormere (Kheled-zâram in Khuzdul) is the lake located beneath the East-gate of Khazad-dûm. It lies in the southeast corner of Dimrill Dale. Mirrormere is the source of the river Celebrant.
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. [1]

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