Amon Lanc, the Naked Hill, 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.
In the Fourth Age, southern Mirkwood became known as East Lórien and Amon Lanc obviously became part of it.
Amon Lanc is a Sindarin name, consisting of amon ("hill") + lanc ("naked").
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Disaster of the Gladden Fields"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"