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Destroyed at the end of the First Age
The southern and eastern borders of the land of Hithlum
The Rivers Malduin, Narog, Sirion and Teiglin all had their sources in the foothills of these mountains
Important peaks
e'red we'thrin
Other names


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The mighty curving mountain range that separated Hithlum from Beleriand; their name means 'Mountains of Shadow', from the deep shadows they cast over the lands to the north.

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