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Location
In the high Ephel Dúath, on the western borders of Mordor
Pronunciation
ki'rith oo'ngol
Meaning
'cleft of the spider' (also translated, less literally, as 'pass of the spider')
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  • Updated 24 May 2003
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Cirith Ungol

The high pass where Shelob lurked

The pass through the Ephel Dúath on the western borders of Mordor that lay above the tower of Minas Morgul.


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