"You cannot pass. The dark fire will not avail you, flame of Udûn
. Go back to the Shadow
! You cannot pass."
challenge to the Balrog
from The Fellowship of the Ring
II 5 The Bridge of Khazad-dûm
Gandalf's name for the Balrog that dwelt in the depths of Moria, that he faced on the Bridge of Khazad-dûm, and ultimately defeated. 'Flame' is a reference to its nature as a fire-demon, while 'Udûn' was the name of Morgoth's oldest and greatest fortress in the north of the World, more commonly called Utumno, and the Balrog's ancient home.
There is no direct connection between this 'Udûn' and the rounded valley to the northwest of Mordor with the same name. There is an indirect connection, though: that region also took its name from the stronghold of Sauron's master.
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