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Dates
First seen c. II 2250; occupied Minas Morgul III 2002; finally destroyed in III 30191
Race
Originally a Man
Settlements
Minas Morgul on the eastern borders of Mordor
Pronunciation
Minas Morgul is pronounced 'mi'nas mo'rgool'
Meaning
Minas Morgul means 'tower of black sorcery'
Other names
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A title given to the Lord of the Nazgûl, the Witch-king of Angmar, after he took up his role as master of the tower of Minas Morgul. The title 'King of Minas Morgul' is particularly associated with the story of Eärnur, the last King of Gondor of the Third Age. The Morgul-king twice challenged Eärnur to face him in single combat, and at last Eärnur foolishly agreed. He passed into Minas Morgul with a small escort, and was never seen again.


Notes

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Though the Lord of the Nazgûl had been in existence since the Second Age, he was not known as the King of Minas Morgul until the capture of that city in III 2002. The timeline for this entry show the period the title was in use.

See also...

Morgul-king

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