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Torech Ungol

Shelob’s Lair

At the head of the pass of Cirith Ungol in the mountains of Ephel Dúath on Mordor's western border lay a maze of dank web-strewn tunnels. This was Torech Ungol, the labyrinthine lair of the huge spider-like being known as Shelob. Both the names Torech Ungol and Cirith Ungol contain the Elvish word ungol, 'spider': a reference to the monster who haunted that place.


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