The Orocarni (also called the Red Mountains) was a mountain range in the far north-east of Middle-earth made by the Valar after Melkor destroyed the Two Lamps.[1]


On the western slopes of the Orocarni grew the Wild Wood, and near a great waterfall of a river that flowed into the Inland Sea of Helcar lay the bay of Cuiviénen, where the first Elves woke.[2][3] At their northern edge, the Orocarni came close to the Ered Engrin [1], similar to Ered Luin in the far north-west.

The locations of the four Dwarven clans who lived in the East are unknown; they might or might not have resided in the Orocarni. Since it is known that the other four Houses awoke in mountains in the East, the only mountain range in the East was, in fact, the Orocarni.[4] This suggests that the other four Houses did indeed awake in these mountains. The distance between their mansions in the East and the Misty Mountains, specifically Gundabad, was said to resemble Gundabad's distance from the Blue Mountains in the West.[4]


Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ዖሮቻርኒ
Arabic أوروكارني
Armenian Որոծարնի
Belarusian Cyrillic Ороцарні
Bengali ওরচার্নি
Bulgarian Cyrillic Орокарни
Chinese (Hong Kong) 紅山脈
Dutch De Orocarni
Georgian ოროჩარნი
Greek Οροκάρνι
Gujarati ઓરોકરની
Hebrew אורכאני
Hindi ओरोकारनि
Hungarian Vörös-hegység
Japanese おろかrに ?
Kannada ಒರೊಕಾರ್ನಿ
Kazakh Cyrillic Ороцарні
Korean 오로가르니
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Ороцарни
Macedonian Cyrillic Ороцарни
Marathi ओरोकारनि
Mongolian Cyrillic Ороцарни
Nepalese ॐरोचर्नि
Pashto وروچارنی ?
Persian اوروکارنی
Russian Орокарни
Sanskrit ॐरोचर्नि
Serbian Ороцарни (Cyrillic) Orocarni (Latin)
Sinhalese ඕරොචර්නි
Tajik Cyrillic Орочарни
Tamil ஓரோல்கர்னி
Telugu ఓరొకర్ని
Ukrainian Cyrillic Ороцарні
Urdu اروکارنا
Uzbek Орочарни (Cyrillic) Orocharni (Latin)
Yiddish אָראָקאַרני

Mountain Ranges of Arda

Ash Mountains | Echoriath | Ephel Dúath | Ered Gorgoroth | Blue Mountains | Ered Lómin | Grey Mountains | Ered Wethrin | Iron Hills | Iron Mountains | Misty Mountains | Mountains of Angmar | Mountains of Mirkwood | Mountains of Mithrim | Orocarni | Pelóri | Wall of the Sun | White Mountains | Yellow Mountains


  1. 1.0 1.1 The History of Middle-earth, Vol. IV: The Shaping of Middle-earth, V. "The Ambarkanta", Map IV, pg. 256
  2. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch. I: "Of the Beginning of Days"
  3. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. X: Morgoth's Ring, Part Two: The Annals of Aman, note §41
  4. 4.0 4.1 The History of Middle-earth, Vol. XII: The Peoples of Middle-earth, chapter X: "Of Dwarves and Men", pg. 301
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