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Dates
This name fell out of use c. III 1050
Location
Running west to east through the northern parts of Greenwood the Great
Race
Division
Culture
Source
The Enchanted River flowed northward out of the mountains
Meaning
Named for the shade of the dense woods of fir on their slopes
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Dark Mountains

An old name for the Mountains of Mirkwood

Map of the Dark Mountains

The original name for the range of deeply forested hills that ran through the northern part of Greenwood the Great, whose name is a translation of the Elvish Emyn Duir. When the shadow of Dol Guldur fell on the forest, it was renamed 'Mirkwood', and this range of high hills came to be called the Mountains of Mirkwood.


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