Gorgoroth, fully named the Plateau of Gorgoroth, was a region located in the northwestern portion of Mordor.
Gorgoroth stood at the heart of the dark lands of Mordor. Past the Isenmouthe and Udûn lay the Plateau of Gorgoroth, a vast wasteland in Mordor seared by the eruptions of Mount Doom. Most of Sauron's armies lay in wait at Gorgoroth for their master's command. Gorgoroth was always covered in the volcanic ash of Mount Doom and had no plant growth save for the Brambles of Mordor. A few streams of brackish water descended from the Ephel Dúath and Ash Mountains, but either petered out or flowed into cisterns dug for the use of Sauron's armies. The plateau was arid with extreme climates and was considered to be uninhabitable by Men or perhaps by anything else living.
During the War of the Ring, Gorgoroth was the location of mines and forges which supplied Mordor's armies with weapons and armor. Frodo and Sam looked upon Gorgoroth and passed through it on their way to Mount Doom between March 16 and March 24, 3019.
Behind the Scenes
Many Black Metal bands have named themselves after places and characters from Tolkien Mythology, resulting in bands like the Norwegian bands: Gorgoroth, Burzum, Morgul, etc. Burzum's founder and only member Varg Vikernes also goes by the name 'Grishnackh', an Orc captain.
Swedish band: Amon Amarth (Mount Doom)
Netherlands band: Carach Angren (Isenmouthe)
Portrayal in adaptations
- Gorgoroth appears as a playable region in Middle-earth: Shadow of War.
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Kazakh||Горгорот (Cyrillic) Gorgorot (Latin)|
|Serbian||горгорот (Cyrillic) Gorgorot (Latin)|
|Uzbek||Горгоротҳ (Cyrillic) Gorgoroth (Latin)|