A glossary of people, places & objects in Earthsea

Now showing glossary items relating to lakes & rivers


River in the Western domain of Havnor island; it runs by Glade

Sources: Darkrose and Diamond, TfE


Also known as: River Ar

River on the island of Gont, arising near Ten Alders and flowing down the Northward Vale. Its mouth is called Armouth; several towns lie along its length, including Medu, Lotin, Chodur and Toss

Sources: Warriors in the Mist, WoE; Frontispiece map, T

'…the pools of the River Ar that like all Gontish rivers ran very quick and cold…'

[Warriors in the Mist, WoE]

Bog Lake

Lake near Re Albi in the south of Gont

Sources: The Bones of the Earth, TfE

Dark Pond

Small pond at the top of Semere's high pasture, on the slopes of Gont Mountain, a mile above Re Albi, where, according to the sorceress Ard, the mountain can be read

'It was small, half mud and reeds, with one vague, boggy path to the water, and no tracks on that but goat hoofs. The water was dark, though it lay out under the bright sky and far above the peat soils. … It was absolutely silent. / No wind. No birdcall. No distant lowing or bleating or call of voice. As if all the island had gone still. Not a fly buzzed. / He looked at the dark water. It reflected nothing.'

[The Bones of the Earth, TfE]

Dry river

A dry river at the heart of the dry land (the lands of the dead)

Sources: The Dry Land, FS


Also known as: River Kaheda

Calm river of the Middle Valley in south Gont. Its springs arise at the valley head; the port of Valmouth lies at its mouth; near Oak Farm, it runs through meadows and reed beds

Sources: Bettering, T; Home, T

'…the placid, silvery Kaheda.'

[Home, T]


Also known as: River Kember

River in the northwest of Way; its mouth is the port of Kembermouth

Sources: Dragonfly, TfE


Also known as: River Onneva

Major river on Havnor island, which feeds into the Great Bay of Havnor; at its mouth, under the shoulder of Mount Onn, lie the sands of Onneva

Sources: The Finder, TfE; Palaces, OW

River Ar

See Ar

River Kaheda

See Kaheda

River Kember

See Kember

River Onneva

See Onneva

River Serrenen

See Serrenen


Also known as: River Serrenen

Stream or small river in Havnor City, which runs within the old city walls in the north of the city, lined with willows. A paved way runs alongside it, and the River House has balconies over it

Sources: Palaces, OW; The Dragon Council, OW

'…through the willow boughs at the quiet, shallow stream below them.'

[The Dragon Council, OW]


Clear-running stream in the south east of Roke Island, running out of the Immanent Grove, beside Roke Knoll and, presumably, into Thwil Bay. It has a wooden footbridge near the Great House of Roke

Sources: The School for Wizards, WoE; Dragonfly, TfE


Stream northwest of Mount Onn on Havnor island; it runs by Endlane and Samory

Sources: The Finder, TfE



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