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This article is about the mountains in Beleriand. For the plateau in Mordor, see Gorgoroth.

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

They were the southern edge of the highlands of Dorthonion, separating Dorthonion and the north-lands of Ard-galen from Beleriand proper.[1]


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 used to breed a race of terrible 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 at the finish of the War of Wrath, though a part of Dorthonion survived, as the isle of Tol Fuin.[1]


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


Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ኢሬድ ጎርጎሮት
Arabic ىريد غوجورروث
Armenian Էրեդ Գորգորոթ
Assamese এৰেড গৰ্গৰথ
Belarusian Cyrillic Еред Горгорот
Bengali এরেদ গোরগ্রোথ
Bulgarian Cyrillic Еред Горгорот
Chinese 戈堝洛斯山脈
Danish Rædselsbjergene (Ered Gorgoroth)
French Les Monts de Terreur (Mountains of Terror)
Georgian ერედ გორგოროთი (Ered Gorgoroth)

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 Еред Горгорот (Cyrillic) Ered Gorgorot (Latin)
Korean 에레드 고르고로스
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Эрэд Горгоротh
Macedonian Cyrillic Еред Горгорот
Maithili एरेड गोरगोरोथ
Malayalam എറെഡ് ഗോർഗോറോത്ത്
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 Горгорот (Cyrillic) Ered Gorgorot (Latin)
Sindhi ايريڊ گورگورٿ
Sinhalese ඊර්ඩ් ගොර්ගොරොත්
Tajik Cyrillic Еред Горгоротҳ
Tamil எரெட் கோர்கோரோத்
Tatar Эред горгорот
Telugu ఎరెడ్ గోర్గోరోత్
Ukrainian Cyrillic Еред Ґорґорот
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


  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