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Dates
Known as the Mountains of Terror from soon before the first rising of the Sun; destroyed with most of Beleriand at the end of the First Age
Location
A range of mountains running west to east, lying between Dorthonion to the north and Nan Dungortheb, the Valley of Dreadful Death, to the south
Origins
Made 'Mountains of Terror' by the arrival of Ungoliant after her escape from the Darkening of Valinor
Passes
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Mountains of Terror

Ered Gorgoroth

Map of the Mountains of Terror

The nightmarish land of peaks and valleys that lay between Dorthonion to the north and Nan Dungortheb to the south. The Mountains of Terror were populated by monstrous creatures of spider-form, the offspring of Ungoliant before she fled into the south and east of the World.


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About this entry:

  • Updated 31 August 2021
  • Updates planned: 1

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