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Location
Running west-to-east across northern Middle-earth, from Mount Gundabad in the west to the Withered Heath in the east
Races
Divisions
Among the Dragons, the Long-worms seem to have been prevalent; among the Dwarves, the settlers in these mountains were mainly of the Longbeards (Durin's Folk)
Sources
The Greylin (one of the sources of Anduin) and the Forest River rose in this range
Important peaks
Pronunciation
e'red mee'threen
Meaning
Other names

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Ered Mithrin

The Elvish name for the Grey Mountains

Map of Ered Mithrin

The Grey Mountains, the northern range that ran out eastwards from Mount Gundabad in the west.


Notes

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Whether Mount Gundabad should be counted as part of Ered Mithrin is open to question. It lay to the extreme west of the range, separated from the main mass of the mountains by some considerable distance. Indeed, it lay rather closer to the northern arc of the Misty Mountains, and could reasonably be counted an outlying member of that range rather than Ered Mithrin. It did, however, clearly follow the same west-east axis as the main range of Ered Mithrin, and so is provisionally included here as part of the same chain of mountains.

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