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Minas Ithil renamed Minas Morgul

Event Type: Military/Strategic

Age: 3rd Age - The Kings

Year: 2002


An event in the aftermath of the Fall of Minas Ithil — Third Age; see that entry for an overview:
[The Nazgûl] were not expelled while the Third Age lasted; and Minas Ithil became a place of fear, and was renamed Minas Morgul.

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion

[They] took Minas Ithil for their abode; and they made it a place of such dread that none dared to look upon it. Thereafter it was called Minas Morgul, the Tower of Sorcery; and Minas Morgul was ever at war with Minas Anor in the west.... But Minas Anor endured, and it was named anew Minas Tirith, the Tower of Guard....

The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age

'Sauron also had watched us, and had long prepared against our stroke, governing Mordor from afar through Minas Morgul, where his Nine servants dwelt....’

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 2, The Council of Elrond

Elena Tiriel 18Aug07, 14Mar08

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