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Built I 472; destroyed at the end of the First Age
In the middle of the plain of Anfauglith
Created by Orcs at the command of Morgoth
Mainly Noldor and Edain
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Great Mound

The Hill of Slain

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After the slaughter of the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, the desert plain of Anfauglith was filled with the bodies of the slain. Morgoth sent his Orcs to gather them together and form them into a mound that rose up like a hill in the middle of that blasted land. Grass would later grow there, making it the only green place in the wide Anfauglith. The Elves called it Haudh-en-Ndengin, 'Hill of Slain', and Haudh-en-Nirnaeth, 'Hill of Tears', but among common Men it was simply called the Great Mound.

See also...

Hill of Tears

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