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Dates
Associated with Khazad-dûm from the First Age; known as the Mountains of Moria after the desertion of the Dwarves in III 1981
Location
In the southern Misty Mountains, between the old land of Eregion to the west and the realm of Lórien to the east
Race
Division
Culture
Family
Settlements
Stood over the great Dwarf-delving of Khazad-dûm, later called Moria
Sources
The Sirannon flowed westward out of these Mountains, while the Silverlode flowed eastward out of the lake known as the Mirrormere
Important peaks
Passes
The Redhorn Pass leading to the Dimrill Stair
Pronunciation
Moria is pronounced 'mo'ria'
Meaning

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Mountains of Moria

The three peaks above old Khazad-dûm

Map of the Mountains of Moria

The three mountains, Celebdil, Caradhras and Fanuidhol, beneath which Khazad-dûm was delved by the Dwarves. The main body of their city, which was later called Moria, seems to have been beneath Celebdil, which they called Zirakzigil, and which was crowned by Durin's Tower.


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