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This article is about the plateau in Mordor. For the mountains in Beleriand, see Ered Gorgoroth.

The Plateau of Gorgoroth with Barad-dûr and Mount Doom in the background, by Rodrigo Mendez.

Gorgoroth, fully named the Plateau of Gorgoroth, was a region located in the northwestern portion of Mordor.


The location of the Plateau of Gorgoroth in 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.[1]


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.[2]

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

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Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ጉማሮት ?
Arabic غورغوروث
Armenian Գորգորոթ
Belarusian Cyrillic Горгорот
Bengali গোরগ্রোথ
Bulgarian Cyrillic Горгорот
Danish Gorgoroth ("Rædselssletten")
Georgian გორგოროთი
Greek Γκόργκοροθ
Gujarati ગોર્ગોરોથ
Hebrew גורגורותה
Hindi गर्गोरोथ
Japanese ゴルゴロス
Kannada ಗೋರ್ಗೊರೊಥ್
Kazakh Горгорот (Cyrillic) Gorgorot (Latin)
Korean 고르고로스
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Горгорот
Macedonian Cyrillic Горгорот
Marathi गोर्गोरोथ
Mongolian Cyrillic Горгорот
Nepalese गओर्गोरोथ
Pastho عورګوروته ?
Persian گورگوروث
Punjabi ਗੋਰ੍ਗੋਰੋਥ
Russian Горгорот
Sanskrit गओर्गोरोथ्
Serbian горгорот (Cyrillic) Gorgorot (Latin)
Sinhalese ගොර්ගොරොත්
Tajik Cyrillic Горгоротҳ
Tamil கோரகுரோத்
Telugu గొర్గోరోత్
Thai กอร์โกรอท
Ukrainian Cyrillic Горгорот
Urdu گورگوروت
Uzbek Горгоротҳ (Cyrillic) Gorgoroth (Latin)
Yiddish גאָרגאָראָטה


  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth, Regional Maps, "Mordor (and Adjacent Lands)"
  2. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings, "The Journey of Frodo and Sam"