The Ered Gorgoroth, also known as the Mountains of Terror, was a mountain range in the north of Beleriand.

The Ered Gorgoroth was the southern edge of the highlands of Dorthonion, and separated Dorthonion and the northlands of Ard-galen from Beleriand proper.[1]

History Edit

The Ered Gorgoroth was named by the Sindarian Elves of Doriath after the giant spider-creature Ungoliant made it her temporary home. South of the Ered Gorgoroth lay the land of Nan Dungortheb infested by Giant Spiders that Ungoliant evilly used to breed a race of terrible spider offspring. Among them was her infamous daughter Shelob.

The Ered Gorgoroth had no known passes, and even the Orcs of Morgoth passed it by. In all of the First Age, only Beren son of Barahir is said to have passed the mountain range, and he never spoke of this terrible journey. Like the rest of Beleriand, the Ered Gorgoroth were drowned during the War of Wrath, although the highland of Dorthonion survived as the isle of Tol Fuin.[1]

Etymology Edit

Ered Gorgoroth was Sindarin for 'mountains of terror'.[2]

Translations around the world Edit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ዐረድ ጞርጎሮጥ ?
Arabic ىريد غوجورروث
Armenian Էրեդ Գորգորոթ
Belarusian Cyrillic Еред Горгоротh
Bengali এরেদ গোরগ্রোথ
Bulgarian Cyrillic Еред Горгорот
Chinese 戈堝洛斯山脈
French Les Monts de Terreur (Mountains of Terror)
Georgian ერედ გორგოროთი

ტერორის მთები (Mountains of Terror)

Greek Ερεδ Γοργοροθ
Gujarati ઍરેદ ગોર્ગોર્થ
Hebrew ארד גורגורות'
Hindi एर्ड गॉर्गोरथ
Hungarian A Rettegés Hegyei (Mountains of Terror)
Japanese エレド・ゴルゴロス
Kannada ಎರೆಡ್ ಗಾರ್ಗೋರೊಥ್
Kazakh Cyrillic Еред Горгоротһ
Korean 레드 고르 고르 로트 ?
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Эрэд Горгоротh
Macedonian Cyrillic Еред Горгоротх
Marathi एर्ड गॉर्गोरोथ
Mongolian Cyrillic Эрэд Горгоротh
Nepalese एरेद ङोर्गोरोथ
Norwegian Skrekkens fjell (Mountains of Terror)
Persian اراد گرگورث
Punjabi ਈਰੇਡ ਗੋਰਗੋਰੋਥ
Russian Эред Горгорот
Serbian Еред Горгоротх (Cyrillic) Ered Gorgoroth (Latin)
Sinhalese ඊර්ඩ් ගොර්ගොරොත්
Tajik Cyrillic Еред Горгоротҳ
Tamil எரேட் கோர்கோரோத்
Telugu ఎరడ్ గోర్గోరోథ్
Ukrainian Cyrillic Еред Ґорґоротг
Urdu ےرےد گورگوروت
Uzbek Еред Горгоротҳ (Cyrillic) Ered Gorgoroth (Latin)
Yiddish ײרעד גאָרגאָראָטה

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

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Atlas of Middle-earth, The First Age, The Elder Days, "Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  2. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
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