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Type: Mountains, Hills, Promontories

Region: Beleriand & North

Meaning: Hill of Slain

Other Names Haudh-en-Nirnaeth (Hill of Tears)

Location: On the Anfauglith (Land of Gasping Dust) placed between Thangorodrim and the forest of Dorthonion.

Description: 'By the command of Morgoth the Orcs with great labour gathered all the bodies of those who had fallen in the great battle, and all their harness and weapons, and piled them in a great mound in the midst of Anfauglith; and it was like a hill that could be seen from afar. Haudh-en-Ndengin the Elves named it, the Hill of Slain, and Haudh-en-Nirnaeth, the Hill of Tears. But grass came there and grew again long and green upon that hill, alone in all the desert that Morgoth made; and no creature of Morgoth trod thereafter upon the earth beneath which the swords of the Eldar and the Edain crumbled into rust.'
The Silmarillion, Ch 20, Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad

'...then Rían departed from Hithlum, and going to the Haudh-en-Ndengin she laid herself down upon it and died. …'
Silmarillion, Ch 21, Of Túrin Turambar

Contributors: Lyllyn 8.2.03

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