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The northwest regions of the land of Mordor
'Gorgoroth' means approximately '(Place of very great) dread'


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Plateau of Gorgoroth

The wasted uplands of Mordor

Map of the Plateau of Gorgoroth

The wasted desert of the northern regions of Mordor, between the arms of the Ephel Dúath and the Ered Lithui. Both Barad-dûr and Orodruin stood on Gorgoroth, and Frodo and Sam crossed it on the Quest of Mount Doom.

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