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Location
Running west to east through the northern parts of Greenwood the Great
Pronunciation
e'moon dui'r ('ui' as in English 'ruin')
Meaning
Literally 'dark hills', but usually translated 'Dark Mountains'
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  • Updated 15 July 2011
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The former name for the range of hills that ran west to east through the northern parts of the forest of Greenwood the Great. At the beginning of the second millennium of the Third Age, a shadow began to fall across the Forest, and across the Dark Mountains, too. Then they gained a new name, Emyn-nu-Fuin, translated as the 'Mountains of Mirkwood'.


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