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The area of Forodwaith that lay north of Eriador was known as Forochel, together with the great bay and cape which carried the same name. This area roughly corresponded with the area where the Blue Mountains and the Iron Mountains once met.[1]


It is speculated in The Atlas of Middle-earth that the ancient stronghold of Morgoth, Utumno, was once located in Forochel, although this is not necessarily canonical. Forochel was inhabited by a tribe of brown skinned people called the Lossoth, or Snowmen. The chief of these tribes sheltered the Arthedain king Arvedui for a time and was given the Ring of Barahir as a reward.[2]


Forochel is a Sindarin word that meant 'North-ice'.[3]

Appearances in adaptations

Role playing games

The Northern Waste in MERP

Forochel and the regions surrounding the Icebay of Forochel are the subject of an extensive Middle-earth Role Playing publication, The Northern Waste.

Video games

A map of Forochel from The Lord of the Rings Online.

The area surrounding the Icebay of Forochel is among the regions fleshed out in The Lord of the Rings Online. The lands around and between Lossoth settlements are available for exploration and adventuring.


Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ፎሮችሀል
Arabic فوروچهيل
Armenian Ֆորոճել
Belarusian Cyrillic Форохель
Bengali ফরছিল
Bulgarian Cyrillic Форохел
Chinese (Simplified) 福羅契爾
Danish Forochel (landområde)
Georgian ფოროჩელი
Greek Φοροχελ
Gujarati ફોરહેલ
Hebrew פורושהיל
Hindi फ़ोरोछेल
Japanese フォロヘル
Kazakh Фороцһел (Cyrillic) Forochel (Latin)
Korean 포로 첼
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Фороцhэл ?
Macedonian Cyrillic Форочел
Marathi फोोकेल
Mongolian Cyrillic Форочэл
Nepalese फ़ोरोछेल
Russian Форохел
Serbian Фороцхел (Cyrillic) Forochel (Latin)
Sinhalese ෆොරොඡෙල්
Tajik Cyrillic Форочҳел
Tamil போரோச்செல்
Telugu ఫోరోచెల్
Ukrainian Cyrillic Форочел
Urdu فوروچال
Uzbek Форочел (Cyrillic) Forochel (Latin)
Yiddish פאָראָטשעל
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 Atlas of Middle-earth, The Third Age, "Introduction"
  2. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A: Annals of the Kings and Rulers, I: The Númenórean Kings, (iii): "Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur"
  3. Forochel – Parf Edhellen