/ Golden-bed / Golden Bed
   The later name of the River Ascar.
   To the north of Ossiriand, the Dwarf-road into the Blue Mountains ran alongside the River Ascar. This road was used in the later years of the First Age by a band of Dwarves returning to Nogrod with the looted treasures of Doriath. Waylayed by Beren and a force of Green-elves, they were defeated, and the treasure was scattered along the bed of the Ascar.
   After that time, the river was renamed Rathlóriel, which translates as 'Goldenbed'.

J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary. . 2003.

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