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Places in Middle-earth

Hills of Maedhros

Type: Mountains, Hills, Promontories

Region: Beleriand & North

Location: The line of hills extending east along the March of Maedhros, from the Pass of Aglon to Maglor's Gap; the tallest is the Hill of Himring, whereon sits the fortress of Maedhros.


The chief citadel of Maedhros was upon the Hill of Himring, the Ever-cold; and that was wide-shouldered, bare of trees, and flat upon its summit, surrounded by many lesser hills. Between Himring and Dorthonion there was... the Pass of Aglon....

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 14, Of Beleriand and its Realms

Orcs... burst through the land of Maglor, in the gap between the hills of Maedhros and the outliers of the Blue Mountains.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 13, Of the Return of the Noldor

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 15Dec09

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