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Dates
Destroyed at the end of the First Age
Location
Running west to east between the mountains of Ered Gorgoroth to the north and the marches of Doriath to the south
Origins
Made a place of dread by the spawn of Ungoliant in the mountains to the north and the magics of the Girdle of Melian to the south
Sources
Aros, Esgalduin and Mindeb had their sources in the mountains on the northern side of the valley
Passes
The Pass of Anach ran southward through the Ered Gorgoroth into the western end of Nan Dungortheb
Pronunciation
na'n doongo'rtheb
Meaning
'Valley of Dreadful Death'
Other names
Valley of Dreadful Death

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Nan Dungortheb

The dreadful valley north of Doriath

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The dreadful valley in northern Beleriand that ran west to east between the haunted mountains of the Ered Gorgoroth, and the enchanted northern marches of Doriath.


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