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Hills of the Teeth

Type: Mountains, Hills, Promontories

Region: Mordor/Allies

Location: Two black hills, one on each side of the Black Gate of Mordor, upon which were built the watchtowers known as the Towers of the Teeth.


This was Cirith Gorgor, the Haunted Pass, the entrance to the land of the Enemy. High cliffs lowered upon either side, and thrust forward from its mouth were two sheer hills, black-boned and bare. Upon them stood the Teeth of Mordor, two towers strong and tall.

The Two Towers, LoTR Book 4, Ch 3, The Black Gate Is Closed

Down from the hills on either side of the Morannon poured Orcs innumerable.

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 5, Ch 10, The Black Gate Opens

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 23Jul06

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