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The Black Gate as seen in Peter Jackson's Return of the King

The Towers of the Teeth (or Teeth of Mordor) were two towers situated on either side of the Black Gate. The two towers, Carchost and Narchost, stood on either side of Cirith Gorgor between the Ephel Dúath and the Ered Lithui.

History

Towers of the Teeth; Narchost in foreground, Carchost in background

Originally built by Men of Gondor following the downfall of Sauron at the end of the Second Age, Gondor maintained garrisons in the Towers to prevent the return of evil to Mordor. Following the Great Plague evil crept back into Mordor, although the Towers were once again manned during the Wainrider War.[1] After this the Towers of the Teeth were again abandoned and fell into ruin, eventually claimed by the servants of the Dark Lord. They were repaired and fortified, and were incorporated into the defenses of the pass and gate.[2]

Narchost stood at the western end of the Gate, and Carchost at the eastern end.[3] Frodo, Sam, and Gollum beheld these towers and the Black Gate between them as they disputed the best passage into Mordor, and it was before these towers that the Captains of the West and their host later made their last stand against the forces of Sauron. The towers were destroyed with the defeat of Sauron in TA 3019, upon the destruction of the One Ring.

Etymology

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Carchost means "fang fort" in Sindarin, and Narchost "fire fort".

Portrayal in adaptations

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

In the lore of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, the Towers of the Teeth were built by Gondor with the use of prison labor, following the Battle of Dagorlad.

Translations

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Torings van die Tande
Albanian Kullat e Dhëmbët
Amharic ጥርሶች ማማዎች
Arabic أبراج للأسنان
Armenian Աշտարակներ է ատամների
Azerbaijani Dişlərin qüllələr
Basque Hortzak dorreak
Belarusian Cyrillic Вежы зубоў
Bengali দাঁত টাওয়ার্স
Bosnian Kule zuba
Bulgarian Cyrillic Кули на зъбите
Burmese အသွား၏တာဝါတိုင်
Cambodian ប្រាង្គនៃធ្មេញ
Catalan Torres de les Dents
Cebuano Mga Torre sa mga Ngipon
Chinese 塔的牙齿
Croatian Kula Zubi
Czech Věže zubů
Danish Tandtårnene
Dutch Torens van de Tanden
Esperanto Turoj de la Dentoj
Estonian Torni hambad
Filipino Ang mga tore ng mga ngipin
Finnish Hammastornit
French Tours des Dents
Frisian Tuorren fan 'e tosken
Galician Torres dos Dentes
Georgian ციხესიმაგრე კბილები
German Türme der Wehr
Greek Πύργους των δοντιών
Gujarati દાંત ટાવર્સ
Hausa Hasumiya da Hakora
Hebrew המגדלים של השיניים
Hindi दांत के टावरों
Hmong Yees ntawm lub Hniav
Hungarian A fogak tornyok
Icelandic Turn í Tönnum
Irish Gaelic Túir na Fiacla
Italian Torri dei Denti
Japanese 歯の塔
Kannada ಟೀತ್ ಆಫ್ ಟವರ್ಸ್
Kazakh Тістерін мұнара (Cyrillic) Tisterin munara (Latin)
Korean 치아의 타워
Kurdish Bircên ji Diranên (Kurmanji)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Тиштерин мунаралар
Latvian Torņi zobiem
Lithuanian Bokštai dantų
Luxembourgish Tierm vum 'Zänn
Macedonian Cyrillic Кулите на заби
Malagasy Ireo tilikambo-ny Nify
Malay Menara Gigi
Malayalam പല്ലിന്റെ ടവേഴ്സ്
Maltese Torrijiet tas-snien
Marathi दात टॉवर्स
Mongolian Cyrillic Шүдээ Цамхаг
Nepalese दाँत को टावर
Norwegian Tårn av tennene
Pashto د غاښونو ټاورونو
Persian برج های دندان
Polish Wieże zębów
Punjabi ਦੰਦ ਟਾਵਰ
Romanian Turnuri de dinţi
Russian Башни зубов
Sinhalese දත් ක කුළුණු
Serbian Куле зуба (Cyrillic) Kule zuba (Latin)
Sindhi جي ڏند جو برج
Slovenian Stolpi zob
Slovak Veže zubov
Spanish Torres de los Dientes
Sundanese Munara tina Huntu
Swahili Minara ya Meno
Swedish Tändernas torn
Tajik Cyrillic Манораҳои ба дандон
Tamil பற்கள் டவர்ஸ்
Telugu టీత్ టవర్స్
Thai ทาวเวอร์ของฟัน
Turkish Diş Kuleleri
Ukrainian Cyrillic вежі зубів
Urdu دانت کے ٹاورز
Uzbek Тиш миноралар (Cyrillic) Tish minoralar (Latin)
Vietnamese Tháp của Răng
Welsh Tyrau o'r Dannedd
Yiddish טאָווערס פון די ציין

References

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