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Dates
Running into the White Mountains near their northwestern extent
Race
Division
Culture
Rohirrim (after the foundation of Rohan in III 2510)
Settlements
Source
The Deeping-stream ran out of this valley
Pronunciation
Coomb is pronounced 'coo'm'
Meaning
Deeping refers to the deep head of the valley; coomb is an old word referring to the valley itself
Other names
The Deeping; often called simply 'the Coomb'

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  • Updated 27 September 1998
  • Updates planned: 5

Deeping-coomb

The valley that led to Helm’s Deep

The deep, well-defended valley in the northern White Mountains that held Helm's Deep and the castle of the Hornburg. The site of an important battle, the Battle of the Hornburg, during the War of the Ring.


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