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Amon Lanc

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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.


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


  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"