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Dates
Raised shortly before the first rising of the Moon and Sun. Destroyed in the War of Wrath, c. I 583
Location
Above the gates of Angband in the Iron Mountains, far to the north of Beleriand
Origins
Raised by Morgoth Bauglir
Pronunciation
thango'rodrim
Meaning
'Mountains of Oppression'

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Thangorodrim

The three towering peaks above Angband’s gates

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Conjectural Map of Thangorodrim
(somewhat conjectural)

The three mighty peaks that Morgoth raised from the Iron Mountains above the gates of Angband when he returned there at the beginning of the First Age. They were destroyed in the fall of Ancalagon during the War of Wrath.


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