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Sauron observing the Battle of Dagorlad from Mordor

Dagorlad was a vast plain in the southeastern part of Rhovanion near Mordor in Middle-earth.

Dagorlad lay between the Emyn Muil and the Cirith Gorgor, and is largely a treeless wasteland, bereft of life and beauty.[1]

History Edit

The great, treeless, open plain between the Emyn Muil and Cirith Gorgor. Dagorlad refers to the Battle of Dagorlad fought there between Sauron's forces and the Last Alliance of Elves and Men at the end of the Second Age. The bodies of the dead decayed as normal, but over time part of the field became a wetland, the Dead Marshes, where the images of the fallen could be seen. Later, in the Third Age, the Dagorlad was the site of many battles between Gondor and various Easterling armies, including the Battle of the Black Gate. The countless battles of two ages left Dagorlad as a devastated wasteland, contaminated and unhealthy, with sumps of poisonous slick and mounds of scorched earth. It was also the site of many battles between the armies of Gondor and the Wainriders between the years TA 1899 and TA 1944.[2]

Known Battles Edit

The Battle of Dagorlad occurred in the year 3434 of the Second Age. It was fought between the army of the Last Alliance under Gil-galad and Elendil and an army of Orcs with other creatures loyal to Sauron. The battle took place on the great, treeless, open plain between the Dead Marshes and Cirith Gorgor.

The Battle of the Black Gate, was the last major battle against Sauron in the War of the Ring, fought at the Black Gate of Mordor. The army of the West, 6,000 strong by now, led by Aragorn marched on the gate as a diversionary feint to distract Sauron's attention from Frodo and Sam, who were carrying the One Ring through Mordor. It was hoped that Sauron would think Aragorn had the Ring and was now trying to use it to overthrow Mordor.

Etymology Edit

The word Dagorlad means 'battle plain' in the Sindarin language.[2]

Notes Edit

In Peter Jackson's movie adaptation of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Dagorlad is misspelled as Dagorland on various maps shown in the films, and in the appendices of the special extended DVD editions.

Translations around the World Edit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ዻጎርላድ ?
Arabic داجورلاد ?
Armenian Դագորլադ
Belarusian Cyrillic Дагорлад
Bengali ডাগর্লাদ
Bulgarian Cyrillic Дагорлад
Georgian დაგორლადი
Greek Ντάγκορλαντ
Gujarati ડાગોલાલડ
Japanese ダゴルラド
Kannada ಡಾಗೊರ್ಲಾಡ್
Kazakh Дагорлад (Cyrillic) Dagorlad (Latin)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Дагорлад
Macedonian Cyrillic Дагорлад
Marathi डगोर्लद
Mongolian Cyrillic Дагорлад
Pashto ضاګورلاد ?
Persian داگورلد
Punjabi ਡਗੋਰ੍ਲਦ
Russian Дагорлад
Sanskrit डगोर्लद्
Serbian Дагорлад (Cyrillic) Dagorlad (Latin)
Sinhalese ඩෝගෝර්දඩ්
Tajik Cyrillic Дагорлад
Tamil டாகோரலட்
Telugu దాగోర్లదే
Urdu داگورلہد
Uzbek Дагорлад (Cyrillic) Dagorlad (Latin)
Yiddish דאַגאָרלאַד
Places of Middle-earth and Arda

Middle-earth Locations:


Dunland | Ithilien | Rohan | Arnor | Ettenmoors | Gondor | Lindon | Minhiriath | Rhûn | The Shire | Mordor | Harad | Forochel

Forests & Mountains:

Amon Dîn | Amon Hen | Amon Lhaw | Emyn Muil | Erebor | Fangorn Forest | High Pass | Iron Hills | Lórien | Mirkwood | Mount Doom | Old Forest | Redhorn Pass | Tower Hills | Weather Hills


Angband | Barad-dûr | Bree | Caras Galadhon | Dol Guldur | Fornost | Helm's Deep | Isengard | Minas Morgul | Minas Tirith | Orthanc | Osgiliath | Rivendell | Umbar | Utumno


Cair Andros | Gap of Rohan | Grey Havens | Buckland | Enedwaith | Dagorlad | Dead Marshes | Fords of Isen | Weathertop | Argonath

The rest of Arda:

Númenor | Dark Land | Aman (Valinor) | Tol Eressëa

References Edit

  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The Second Age, "The Last Alliance"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Complete Guide to Middle-earth