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Known as the Ered Gorgoroth from soon before the beginning of the Years of the Sun; destroyed with most of Beleriand at the end of the First Age
A range of mountains running west to east, lying between Dorthonion to the north and Nan Dungortheb to the south
Made 'Mountains of Terror' by the arrival of Ungoliant after her escape from the Darkening of Valinor
er'ed go'rgoroth
Other names
These mountains are occasionally referred to simply as 'Gorgoroth', not to be confused with the Plateau of Gorgoroth in Mordor


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Ered Gorgoroth

The Mountains of Terror

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The sheer mountain range that lay to the south of Dorthonion, separating it from Beleriand. These mountains were the abode of the offspring of Ungoliant.

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