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The Elvish name for the fords of the River Isen that lay some miles directly to the south of Isengard. This was the point where the Great Road from Gondor to Arnor crossed the river in ancient times, and it was here that the Rohirrim met Saruman's armies in two ferocious battles during the War of the Ring.

Athrad Angren is a singular form, and strictly means 'Ford of Isen'. The plural, 'Fords of Isen', would be Ethraid Engrin in Elvish, and this version of the name was also occasionally used.

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