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The Echoriath or Encircling Mountains were a range of mountains located in the north of Beleriand, next to Dorthonion, in the First Age.


The Echoriath formed a natural circle of rock enclosing the valley of Tumladen, within the Elven city of Gondolin. A hidden ravine provided the only access through the Echoriath a way guarded by seven gates. For hundreds of years of the Sun, the Great Eagles led by Thorondor lived in the southern part of the mountains called the Crissaegrim, and kept the spies of Morgoth from discovering the location of Gondolin.

Fingolfin, a High King of the Ñoldor, was buried in the Echoriath north of Gondolin in a great cairn made by his son King Turgon of Gondolin, after being slain in his duel with Morgoth.[1][2]


Echoriath was a Sindarin name meaning 'encircling fence'.[3][4]


Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ዐችሆሪኣጥ
Arabic ىچهورياته ?
Armenian Եխորիատհ
Belarusian Cyrillic Ечоріат
Bengali এছরিঅথ
Bulgarian Cyrillic Ечориат
Catalan Echòriath
Chinese (Hong Kong) 艾可瑞亞斯 A.K.A. 環抱山脈
Danish Echoriath-bjergene ("De Omkransende Fjelde")
Georgian ეხორიათი
Greek Εχοριαθ
Gujarati ઇકોરીથ
Hindi एछोरिअथ
Hebrew אכוריאת
Hungarian Határhegyek
Kannada ಎಕೊರಿಯತ್
Kazakh Эхориат (Cyrillic) Éxorïat (Latin)
Korean 엑 코리 라트
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Эцhориатh ?
Macedonian Cyrillic Ечориат
Marathi इकोरीथ
Mongolian Cyrillic Ечориатh
Nepalese एछोरिअथ
Pashto ېچهوریاته
Persian هچهوریاته ?
Punjabi ਈਕੋਰੋਥ
Russian Эхориат
Sanskrit एछोरिअथ्
Serbian Ехоријати (Cyrillic) Ehorijati (Latin)
Sinhalese ඒඡොරිඅථ්
Tajik Cyrillic Ечҳориатҳ
Tamil ஏச்ஹொரிஅத்ஹ்
Telugu ఏచోరీఅత్
Thai เอโคริอัธ
Ukrainian Cyrillic Ехоріат
Urdu اچوریات
Uzbek Ечориатҳ (Cyillic) Echoriath (Latin)
Yiddish ײשהאָריאַטה ?

Mountain Ranges of Arda

Ash Mountains | Echoriath | Ephel Dúath | Ered Gorgoroth | Blue Mountains | Ered Lómin | Grey Mountains | Ered Wethrin | Iron Hills | Iron Mountains | Misty Mountains | Mountains of Angmar | Mountains of Mirkwood | Mountains of Mithrim | Orocarni | Pelóri | Wall of the Sun | White Mountains | Yellow Mountains


  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The First Age, The Elder Days, "Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  2. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The First Age, The Elder Days, "Thangorodrim and Angband"
  3. The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin names
  4. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth