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Destroyed in the War of Wrath at the end of the First Age
A shoreland region to the west of Hithlum
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The shoreland region of the Great Echo

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Called the 'Great Echo'; a shoreland region in the far north where Ungoliant set upon Melkor, and was in turn driven into the south by Balrogs from Angband.



The name 'Great Echo' comes from Morgoth's cries when he was assaulted here by Ungoliant after their return to Middle-earth. It was said that anybody who shouted aloud here would awaken the echoes again, and the Echoing Mountains of Ered Lómin to the east would ring with cries of pain.

See also...

Echoing Hills, Great Echo

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