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'The Glittering Cavern' of Helm's Deep in Ered Nimrais (see The Two Towers III 8). 361
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The 'Glittering Cavern' of Helm's Deep in Ered Nimrais; used also in reference to the fortress more strictly called the Hornburg, at the entrance to Helm's Deep.

The Glittering Caves.

"... gems and crystals and veins of precious ore glint in the polished walls; and the light glows through folded marbles, shell-like, translucent as the living hands of Queen Galadriel."
(From Gimli's description of Aglarond; The Two Towers III 8, The Road to Isengard)

The deep caverns that lay behind Helm's Deep in the White Mountains. When Gimli saw them during the War of the Ring, he was astonished by their beauty. After the War he led a party of Dwarves from Erebor to Aglarond, and became Lord of the Glittering Caves.

 

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