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Amon Obel

Type: Mountains, Hills, Promontories

Region: Beleriand & North

Location: A hill in the midst of the Forest of Brethil, upon which was built Ephel Brandir, the settlement of the Haladin of Brethil.


Northward [from Amon Rûdh] he looked, and descried the Forest of Brethil climbing green about Amon Obel in its midst....

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 21, Of Túrin Turambar

Therefore the woodmen... bore [Túrin] away to their homes. Now those were set in a stockade upon a high place in the forest, Ephel Brandir upon Amon Obel; for the People of Haleth were now dwindled by war....

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 21, Of Túrin Turambar

In the morning they bore Níniel towards Ephel Brandir, and the road went steeply upward towards Amon Obel until it came to a place where it must cross the tumbling stream of Celebros. There a bridge of wood had been built, and below it the stream went over a lip of worn stone, and fell down by many foaming steps into a rocky bowl far below.... [Over] the bridge there was a wide view towards the ravines of Teiglin some two miles to the west.... Dimrost, the Rainy Stair, those falls were called, but after that day Nen Girith, the Shuddering Water....

Unfinished Tales, Part 1, Ch 2, Narn I Hîn Húrin: Nienor in Brethil

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 24Nov09

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