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Destroyed at the end of the First Age
A range of mountains in the North of the World, forming an arc from west to east
Built to protect Melkor's ancient fortress of Utumno
Angband was built behind the mountain-wall in the northwest
Important peaks
e'red e'ngrin
Other names


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  • Updated 7 January 2015
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Ered Engrin

The Iron Mountains of the North

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Map of Ered Engrin
The western arc of Ered Engrin, the Iron Mountains (somewhat conjectural)1

The range of peaks raised by Melkor to protect his ancient fortress of Utumno in the far north of the world. Angband stood in the southwestern ranges of these mountains.



We have little detailed information about the geography of Ered Engrin, except that they formed an arc to the north in this western part of the range. This somewhat speculative map shows their approximate relations to the lands to the immediate south. For a less detailed map showing the entire range, see the entry for Iron Mountains.

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