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A long range running north to south, between Eriador and the Vales of Anduin
Said to have been raised in ancient days by Melkor as a defence against the Valar
Important Peaks
The Gap of Rohan, The High Pass, The Redhorn Pass and one other unnamed pass above the sources of the Gladden River
hith/eye/'gleer (where /eye/ represents the sound of the English word 'eye')
Essentially 'Misty Mountains', derived from Elvish hith, 'mist', and oeglir, 'a mountain range'
Other names


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The misty peaks of central Middle-earth

Map of Hithaeglir, the Misty Mountains
The Misty Mountains

The Elvish name for the range more commonly known as the Misty Mountains.

See also...

Mountains of Angmar

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