Narchost was one of the two Towers of the Teeth of Mordor, at one side of the Black Gate.


Narchost was originally built by the Men of Gondor for defence against the servants of the Dark Lord. It was later abandoned when the power of Gondor began to wane, and then occupied by their enemies. This tower, along with Carchost, overlooked the entrance to Mordor. It was situated on one side, some say the west (or south), of Cirith Gorgor, the Haunted Pass, on a hill at the extreme northern end of the Ephel Dúath.[1]


The name, Narchost, means "fire-tooth" in the language of the Sindar.[2][1]

Portrayal in adaptations Edit

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Edit

Narchost was described to have been built by the Men of Gondor with the use of prison labour following the Battle of Dagorlad.

Translations around the worldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Arabic نارشوست
Armenian Նարճոստ
Belarusian Cyrillic Нарчост
Bengali ণার্ছস্ত
Bulgarian Cyrillic Нарчост
Georgian ნარხოსტი
Greek Ναρχοστ
Gujarati ણર્છોસ્ત
Hebrew ןארשהוסת
Hindi णर्छोस्त
Kannada ನರ್ಕೋಸ್ಟ್
Kazakh Нарцһост (Cyrillic) Narchost (Latin)
Macedonian Cyrillic Нарчост
Marathi णर्छोस्त
Mongolian Cyrillic Нарчост
Nepalese णर्छोस्त
Pashto نارچهوست
Persian نارچهوست
Punjabi ਣਰ੍ਛੋਸ੍ਤ
Sanskrit णर्छोस्त्
Serbian Нарцхост (Cyrillic) Narchost (Latin)
Sinhalese ණර්ඡොස්ත්
Tajik Cyrillic Нарчҳост
Tamil நற்சொஸ்ட்
Telugu ణర్ఛొస్త
Ukrainian Cyrillic Нарчост
Urdu نآرچوسٹ
Uzbek Нарчост (Cyrillic) Narchost (Latin)
Yiddish נאַרטשאָסט

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Atlas of Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings, "The Morannon"
  2. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
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