- "That is the fairest of all the dwellings of my people. There are no trees like the trees of that land. For in the autumn their leaves fall not, but turn to gold. Not till the spring and the new green opens do they fall, and then the boughs are laden with yellow flowers; and the floor of the wood is golden, and golden is the roof, and its pillars are of silver, for the bark of the trees is smooth and grey."
- To see other uses of 'Lothlórien see also: Lothlórien (disambiguation)
Lothlórien was a forest located in Middle-earth, next to the lower Misty Mountains. It was first settled by Nandorin elves, but later enriched by Ñoldor and Sindar, under Celeborn of Doriath and Galadriel, daughter of Finarfin.
Two places in Arda were known as Lórien, and both were exceptionally beautiful. The first was the gardens of the Vala Irmo in Valinor (Irmo was usually called Lórien as well). The second was Lothlórien, where Galadriel dwelled during the events of The Lord of the Rings.