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Location
At the eastern end of the Ered Nimrais or White Mountains
Race
Division
Culture
Settlements
Minas Tirith was built on Amon Tirith, a foothill of this mountain; a royal hallow also existed at one time on the mountain itself1
Passes
The Stonewain Valley emerged to the north of Mindolluin
Pronunciation
mindo'lluin (ui is pronounced as in English 'ruin')
Meaning
'Towering blue-head'

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  • Updated 16 July 2010
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Mindolluin

Easternmost of the White Mountains

Map of Mount Mindolluin

Prominent peaks of the White Mountains

The prominent easternmost peak of the White Mountains, beneath which the citadel of Minas Tirith stood.


Notes

1

In the early history of Gondor, a hallow or holy place was set aside on the mountain, to which only the King was permitted to go. By the time of the War of the Ring, this hallow had been forgotten by the Men of Gondor, but after the War Gandalf guided Aragorn to it, where he discovered a sapling of the White Tree.

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