The Ettenmoors, also known as the Troll-fells, were a highland region of Eriador, which was west of the Misty Mountains, located north of the Coldfells and Rivendell and southeast of Mount Gram. The land was wild, untamed, misty, and sinister, and many evil creatures dwelt there. It was also the home of the trolls in The Hobbit: Tom, Bert and William.

History Edit


Ettenmoors showing in the video game The Lord of the Rings: War in the North


The Dark untamed lands of the Ettenmoors with a camp of Goblins and creatures.

The Ettenmoors had been a peaceful part of the Dúnedain kingdom of Arnor until the middle of the Third Age when, during the Angmar War, the breakaway kingdom of Rhudaur became a vassal of the Witch-King of Angmar. After the war, the Witch-King fled to the Ettenmoors after his defeat at the Battle of Fornost. At that time the Ettenmoors were mainly ruled by Hill-men, Goblins, and Orc chieftains, and was home to Giants, Trolls, Dragons, Orcs, Wargs, White Wolves, and Barrow-wights.[1]

Appearances in Adaptations Edit


The location of the Ettenmoors shown in red, in a War of the Ring game play in BFME 2

The Ettenmoors appear in the various film versions of The Lord of the Rings as well as in video games The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, and The Lord of the Rings Online.

Trivia Edit

  • The name Ettenmoors can be a reference to the land Ettinsmoor in Narnia. This can be related to the close bond between C.S. Lewis and Tolkien.

Translations around the world Edit

Foreign Language Translated name
Catalan Moros de Etten
Estonian Etten moorid
Faroese Ettenlyngheiði
French Brande de Etten
Georgian ველურთა ტორფნარი
German Ettenöden
Hungarian Etten-szik
Irish Gaelic Móinteán de Etten
Italian Erenbrulli
Japanese エテン高地
Norwegian Eiterheiene
Portuguese (Brazil) Charneca Etten
Polish Wrzosowiska Etten
Russian Эттенмурс
Slovenian Etten močvirje
Spanish Landas de Etten
Swedish Ettenljunghed
Turkish Ettenavlakları
Ukrainian Cyrillic Еттен Вересове пустище
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 Lord of the Rings