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Amon Dîn

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Amon Dîn (S. amon "hill" + dîn see article) was the easternmost of the beacon hills of Gondor and nearest to Minas Tirith, lying to the east of the Drúadan Forest.

Amon Dîn was perhaps the oldest of the beacon hills, with the original function of a fortified outpost of Minas Tirith, from which its beacon could be seen, to keep watch over the passage into North Ithilien from Dagorlad and any attempt by enemies to cross the Anduin at or near Cair Andros.


Amon Dîn means "silent hill". Probably it refers to its distinct rocky and barren appearance standing out and isolated from the heavily wooded hills of the Drúadan Forest.