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Dates
Fortified by the early Gondorians, most likely before the end of the Second Age
Location
The northern White Mountains, to the southeast of the Gap of Rohan
Race
Culture
Origjnally Gondorian, but held by Rohan from that country's foundation in III 2510.
Meaning
Named for Helm Hammerhand, the ninth King of Rohan

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Helm’s Deep

A refuge of the Rohirrim

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The great coomb, and the caverns behind it, that lay in the northern valleys of the White Mountains. Helm, King of Rohan, took refuge here with his people in the time of the invasion of Rohan by the Dunlendings.


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