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Dates
Known as Morgulduin from c.III 20021
Location
Running westward out of the Morgul Vale in the Ephel Dúath on Mordor's western border
Settlements
Ran past Minas Morgul
Source
Tributaries
None
Outflow
Into Anduin below Osgiliath
Passes
Ran through the Morgul Pass
Pronunciation
morgoo'ldoo-in
Meaning
'River of Morgul' (by association with Minas Morgul, where Morgul means 'black sorcery')

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Morgulduin

The stream of Imlad Morgul

Map of Morgulduin

The pale stream that flowed out of the valley of Imlad Morgul, and past the gates of Minas Morgul itself, before passing southwestward through Ithilien and out into the River Anduin.


Notes

1

The year III 2002 saw the capture of Gondor's tower of Minas Ithil by the Nazgûl, after which it became known as Minas Morgul. The Morgul nomenclature was also applied to the geography around the tower, so the valley it guarded became Imlad Morgul, the Morgul Vale, and the stream that ran out of that valley became Morgulduin the Morgul river. Before III 2002 Morgulduin would have had a different name, though that name is not recorded. Based on the tower's old name of Minas Ithil, and its association with the land of Ithilien, Ithilduin would seem to have been appropriate, though this is mere speculation.

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