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Location
The northern borders of Mordor
Races
Under the rule of Sauron, one of the Ainur; populated by Orcs
Division
Sauron was one of the Maiar of Aulë
Culture
Orcs in the direct service of the Dark Tower were named Orcs of Barad-dûr
Settlements
Barad-dûr, Sauron's Dark Tower, stood on a spur of these mountains, and the tower of Carchost lay at their western end
Sources
Two of the rivers feeding Lake Núrnen rose in the eastern Ered Lithui
Passes
Carach Angren and Cirith Gorgor separated this range from neighbouring Ephel Dúath
Pronunciation
e'red li'thui ('th' as in English 'myth', and 'ui' as in 'ruin', pronounced as a single syllable)
Meaning
'Mountains of ash'
Other names

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Ered Lithui

The Ashen Mountains north of Mordor

Map of Ered Lithui

Called the Ash Mountains, the northern fence of the land of Mordor, on an outcrop of which stood the Dark Tower of Barad-dûr.


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