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Amon Ereb

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Amon Ereb (S. amon "hill" + ereb "isolated, lonely") was the broad, shallow-sided hill that dominated the southern plains of East Beleriand.[1]

The hill was the highest point in that region and the easternmost hill of Andram, which was standing alone, it had tremendous strategic importance, because it guarded the eastern passage around the Long Wall of the Andram into the southern parts of Beleriand and the northern Taur-im-Duinath.[2]

It was here that Denethor of the Nandor met his end in the First Battle.[3] Much later, Caranthir fortified it to guard his escape into the south after the Dagor Bragollach[4] and the Feanoreans withdrew there after Nirnaeth Arnoediad.[5]

The hill was also called Ereb for short.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beleriand and its Realms"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Sindar"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beleriand its Realms (Chapter 11)"