Places in Middle-earth
Type: Islands & Coasts
Region: Beleriand & North
Meaning: the Great Echo
Description: But Ungoliant ... enmeshed him in a web of clinging thongs to strangle him. Then Morgoth sent forth a terrible cry, that echoed in the mountains. Therefore that region was called Lammoth; for the echoes of his voice dwelt there ever after, so that any who cried aloud in that land awoke them, and all the waste between the hills and the sea was filled with a clamour as of voices in anguish. The cry of Morgoth in that hour was the greatest and most dreadful that was ever heard in the northern world.... Deep in forgotten places that cry was heard. Far beneath the ruined halls of Angband..., Balrogs lurked still, awaiting ever the return of their Lord; and now swiftly they arose, and passing over Hithlum they came to Lammoth as a tempest of fire. With their whips of flame they smote asunder the webs of Ungoliant, and she quailed, and turned to flight, belching black vapours to cover her....
The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 9, Of the Flight of the Noldor
It has been told that Fëanor and his sons ... landed in the waste of Lammoth, the Great Echo, upon the outer shores of the Firth of Drengist. And even as the Noldor set foot upon the strand their cries were taken up into the hills and multiplied, so that a clamour as of countless mighty voices filled all the coasts of the North; and the noise of the burning of the ships at Losgar went down the winds of the sea as a tumult of great wrath, and far away all who heard that sound were filled with wonder.
The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 13, Of the Return of the Noldor
Contributors: Elena Tiriel 8Dec05