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'''Amon Lanc''' ([[Sindarin|S.]] ''[[amon]]'' "hill" + ''[[lanc]]'' see article) was a hill in the southern parts of [[Greenwood the Great]]. After a millennium of the [[Third Age]] had passed, [[Sauron]] came to Amon Lanc and built a stronghold there. The hill and fortress were then together called [[Dol Guldur]], and the wood it which it stood became known as [[Mirkwood]].
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[[File:Dolguldur.gif|thumb|The location of Amon Lanc and Dol Guldur in Mirkwood]]
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'''Amon Lanc''', the Naked Hill, was a hill in the southern parts of [[Mirkwood|Greenwood the Great]].  
  
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After a millennium of his [[Siege of Barad-dûr|defeat]] had passed, [[Sauron]] came to Amon Lanc and built a stronghold there. The hill and fortress were then together called [[Dol Guldur]], and the wood in which it stood became known as [[Mirkwood]].<ref name=UT>{{UT|7}}</ref>
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In the [[Fourth Age]], southern Mirkwood became known as [[East Lórien]]<ref>{{App|Great}}</ref> and Amon Lanc obviously became part of it.
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==Etymology==
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''Amon Lanc'' is a [[Sindarin]] name, consisting of ''[[amon]]'' ("hill") + ''[[lanc]]'' ("naked").<ref name=UT/>
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Latest revision as of 14:26, 14 January 2013

The location of Amon Lanc and Dol Guldur in Mirkwood

Amon Lanc, the Naked Hill, was a hill in the southern parts of Greenwood the Great.

After a millennium of his defeat had passed, Sauron came to Amon Lanc and built a stronghold there. The hill and fortress were then together called Dol Guldur, and the wood in which it stood became known as Mirkwood.[1]

In the Fourth Age, southern Mirkwood became known as East Lórien[2] and Amon Lanc obviously became part of it.

[edit] Etymology

Amon Lanc is a Sindarin name, consisting of amon ("hill") + lanc ("naked").[1]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Disaster of the Gladden Fields"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"