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The Ettenmoors, also known as the Troll-fells, were a highland region of Eriador, which was west of the Misty Mountains. It was located north of Rivendell and the Coldfells, and was possibly near Mount Gram. The land was wild, and many evil creatures dwelt there. It was also said to be the original home of the trolls Tom, Bert, and William.


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 and Orcs, and was infested with trolls.[1]

Portrayal in adaptations

The Ettenmoors appear in various video game adaptations of The Lord of the Rings, including 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.


  • The name Ettenmoors is similar to that of the land of Ettinsmoor from The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. This can be attributed to the close friendship between Lewis and Tolkien.



Foreign Language Translated name
Catalan Moros de Etten
Chinese 伊頓荒原
Danish Jættehede
Estonian Etten moorid
Faroese Ettenlyngheiði
French Brande de Etten
Georgian ველურთა ტორფნარი
German Ettenöden
Hebrew אטנמור
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:


Arnor | Dunland | Ettenmoors | Forochel | Forodwaith | Gondor | Harad | Ithilien | Khand | Lindon | Minhiriath | Mordor | Rhûn | Rohan | The Shire

Forests & Mountains:

Amon Dîn | Amon Hen | Amon Lhaw | Caradhras | Emyn Muil | Erebor | Fangorn Forest | High Pass | Iron Hills | Lórien | Mirkwood | Mount Doom | Mount Gundabad | Old Forest | Tower Hills | Weather Hills


Angband | Barad-dûr | Bree | Caras Galadhon | Dol Guldur | Fornost | Hornburg | Isengard | Minas Morgul | Minas Tirith | Orthanc | Osgiliath | Rivendell | Umbar | Utumno


Argonath | Buckland | Cair Andros | Dagorlad | Dead Marshes | Enedwaith | Fords of Isen | Gap of Rohan | Grey Havens | Weather Hills

The rest of Arda:

Aman | Dark Land | Land of the Sun | Númenor | Tol Eressëa | Valinor


  1. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur"