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'''Amon Amarth''' ([[Sindarin]] ''[[amon]]'' "hill" + ''[[amarth]]'' "fate, doom") was a rarely used name for [[Orodruin]], the flaming mountain in northern [[Mordor]] where [[Sauron]] forged the [[One Ring]].
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'''Amon Amarth''' was a rarely used name for [[Orodruin]], the flaming mountain in northern [[Mordor]] where [[Sauron]] forged [[the One Ring]].  
  
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The name was given because the volcano was linked in ancient and little-understood prophecies with the final end of the [[Third Age]], when [[the One Ring]] was found again.<ref>{{HM|N}}, pp. 768-9</ref>
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==Etymology==
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[[Sindarin]]: ''[[amon]]'', "hill" and ''[[amarth]]'', "fate, doom".<ref name="S">{{S|Elements}}, entries ''amon'' and ''amarth''</ref>
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Main article: Mount Doom

Amon Amarth was a rarely used name for Orodruin, the flaming mountain in northern Mordor where Sauron forged the One Ring.

The name was given because the volcano was linked in ancient and little-understood prophecies with the final end of the Third Age, when the One Ring was found again.[1]

Etymology

Sindarin: amon, "hill" and amarth, "fate, doom".[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, pp. 768-9
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entries amon and amarth