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In the fictional works of J. R. R. Tolkien, Cuivienen is the land where the Quendi or Elves awoke. Its name (cuivie-nen) means 'water of awakening,' and it is said to have been on the shore of a large gulf in the inland sea of Helcar in the far east of Middle-earth. The Awakening of the Elves took place in very ancient times, during the Years of the Trees, and Cuivienen is known to have been destroyed (perhaps by natural forces) since then.