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Iron Mountains

The mountain-fence of Utumno

Map of the Iron Mountains
The far northern range of the Iron Mountains1

The Ered Engrin, the range of mountains in the far north of the World that were raised by Melkor as a defence against any attack on Utumno. His lesser fortress of Angband lay in this range.



This rather vague map follows a rough sketch map from volume 4 of The History of Middle-earth. Though lacking in specific detail, this is the clearest picture we have of the entire range of the Iron Mountains as they ran across the northern continent of Middle-earth. For a closer view of the detail at the important western end of the Mountains, see the entry for Ered Engrin.

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