The Ered Wethrin was a mountain range in the north of Middle-earth in the First Age.


In the south, Ered Wethrin was an east-west range that divided Dor-lómin and Mithrim to the north from Beleriand to the south, then in the east it curved around to the northwest, forming the boundary of Hithlum. A line of hills to the southwest formed the southern boundary of Nevrast, while the Mountains of Mithrim were a northwesterly spur that separated Dor-lómin from Mithrim from the pool or Ivrin to Tol Sirion. Several rivers arose in the Ered Wethrin, including Narog, Teiglin, and Sirion. The easternmost point of the Ered Wethrin reached nearly to the Echoriath, forming a steep-sided valley known as the Pass of Sirion through which the upper Sirion ran.[1]

The Ered Wethrin disappeared beneath the waves after the War of Wrath at the end of the First Age.[2][3]


Ered Wethrin was Sindarin for 'Mountains of Shadow'.[4]


Foreign Language Translated name
Arabic اراد ويتهرين
Armenian Էրեդ Վետհրին
Belarusian Cyrillic Эрэд Ветрын
Bengali এরেদ মেথ্রিন
Bulgarian Cyrillic Еред Ветрин
Hungarian Árnyékhegysé (Mountains of Shadow)
Chinese (Hong Kong) 威斯林山脈
Japanese エレド・ウェスリン
Georgian ერედ ვეთრინი
Greek Έρεδ Βέθριν
Gujarati એરેડ વાથ્રીન
Hebrew ארד וותרין
Hindi एरड वेथ्रिन
Kannada ಎರೆಡ್ ವೆಥ್ರಿನ್
Kazakh Еред Ветрін (Cyrillic) Ered Vetrin (Latin)
Korean 에리드 웨트린
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Эрэд Вэтрин
Macedonian Cyrillic Еред Ветрин
Marathi इरेड वाथ्रिन
Mongolian Cyrillic Эфед Ветрин
Norwegian Skyggens fjell (Mountains of Shadow)
Punjabi ਏਰਡ ਵਾਈਥ੍ਰਿਨ
Russian Эред Ветрин
Sinhalese ඊරෙඩ් වෙත්රින්
Tajik Cyrillic Еред Ветрин
Tamil எரெத் வெத்ரின்
Telugu ఎరెడ్ వెత్రిన్
Ukrainian Cyrillic Еред Ветрін
Yiddish ערעד וועטהרין

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 Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXIV: "Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"
  3. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The Second Age, "Introduction"
  4. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
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